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Pick-and-place unit

The PPU-P pick-and-place unit offers up to 120 cycles/min. The unit’s valve-control unit actuates the gripper connected to the PPU-P when placed directly over the individual target position.

Unlike its pneumatic counterparts, the unit’s horizontal and vertical motion overlap and are positively driven by a curved roller, which reduces cycle times by one-third. At a 145-mm horizontal stroke, 45-mm (20-mm linear) vertical stroke, and up to 1-kg moving mass, the unit offers a cycle time of 0.63 sec including 2 × 50-msec gripping time.

Horizontal stroke can be adjusted by up to 12 mm/side to balance build-up tolerances. Both end positions can be adjusted by 15 mm, independent from each other, and differences in height between the mounting and depositing position can be balanced without an intermediate stop.

211 Kitty Hawk Dr.
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 572-2705

© 2011 Penton Media, Inc.

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