Systematic turnkey solutions: Innovative, economical – and, from a single source
As the world market leaders, ENGEL offers its customers integrated system solutions.
Injection moulding technology from a single source.
Machine, mould project engineering, automation, process, training and service are all perfectly integrated with ENGEL.
Transforming an injection moulding machine into a production cell
Constant production cycles are an important factor that not only increases production efficiency but also improves the quality of the moulded part. In this regard, automated parts handling systems make a vital contribution. ENGEL offers a comprehensive range of linear robots and automation modules of all types and ratings, thus setting new standards in the automation of the injection moulding process.
The ENGEL viper has met the mark. Although it has only been on the market for a short time, its high performance capability and operating efficiency have won over customers who would still have purchased it even without a new ENGEL machine.
- ENGEL viper on an ENGEL injection moulding machine
- ENGEL viper on an injection moulding machine of another manufacturer
- ENGEL viper as a replacement for an older robot
ENGEL viper series:
- ENGEL viper 6: 6 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 12: 12 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 20: 20 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 40: 40 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 60: 60 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 90: 90 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
- ENGEL viper 120: 120 kg nominal load-bearing capacity
Linear motion with integrated swivel arm ‘pick & place’
The objective in this product development was to combine maximum performance with maximum economy. The totally new kinematics makes a decisive contribution towards achieving this by combining linear movements with a swivel arm. Another important efficiency factor is the use of weight-optimised parts which keeps the accelerated masses low. In this way, the servomotor-driven robot can achieve the shortest possible take-out cycles, and it only has low energy requirements. In comparison with linear robots of the same size, the ENGEL e-pic only needs half the amount of energy.
The compact design also contributes to its excellent efficiency. When deployed on injection moulding machines with an integrated conveyor belt, the ENGEL e-pic works inside the machine’s safety gate without needing extra space. And it needs far less vertical space than comparable third-party robots.
Immediately ready for action
Equipped with its own control unit, the ENGEL e-pic robot can be deployed not only on ENGEL injection moulding machines, but also third-party machines without needing any machine-specific customisation. A separate base is not required, nor is an external switch cabinet. The electronics are completely integrated with the mechanical superstructure.
In combination with an ENGEL injection moulding machine, the robot can be easily integrated with the CC300 machine control unit. The robot and machine then access a shared database, thus enhancing process assurance and operator convenience, while achieving efficiency optimisations in production sequences.
The robot control unit supports intuitive control via the touch panel. When installed on a new or existing machine, the robot can immediately be commissioned, without programming skills. The control unit converts the rotary motion of the robot swivel arm into a linear movement. Those who are used to working with linear robots have no need to learn new skills.
The ENGEL e-pic is designed for horizontal and vertical part removal and handling of small parts and sprues with a load-bearing capacity of up to 2 kg. It is deployed on injection moulding machines with clamping forces up to 2,200 kN.
The innovative kinematics is the key to high efficiency and economy in simple pick-and-place applications.
The new ENGEL e-pic can be integrated in a particularly space-saving way. The trend continues to shift towards compact production cells.
ENGEL easix – the multifunctional 6-axis robot
Working with ease in all three dimensions:
The ENGEL easix six-axis robot and its integrated control unit are ideally equipped for current and future tasks, making your production even more efficient. No matter whether you need a particularly flexible automation solution or face special requirements, such as cleanroom production.
- integrated system – CC300 machine control unit interacts perfectly with injection moulding machines and is suitable for 1.6 – 165 kg payload
- perfectly equipped – complete with all the functions you need for plastics processing
- easy to use – if you can operate the machine, you can also control this multi-axis robot
- flexible production – adaptable to new tasks at any time
- CE-compliant production facility – in combination with ENGEL machines, the 6-axis robot can be certified to CE standards
“Time is money – and quality is a matter of course” – this is the concept behind the design and specification of all ENGEL robots ENGEL ERC linear robots are available for injection moulding machines with clamping forces ranging from 400 kN to 55,000 kN
ENGEL robots are fast and accurate:
Linear speeds of up to 5 m/s and positioning tolerances of within ± 0.05 (small and medium-sized units) and ± 0.1 mm (large units) are standard The use of standard software considerably reduces the work of the operator. The extreme reliability and durability of ENGEL robots can be attributed to the consistent use of high-quality materials and components. The quality of a product and the efficiency of a production line depend on the consistency of the individual processes. This applies particularly to such cyclical production processes as injection moulding. For optimum results, the parts handling system must be free from all variable influences. ENGEL linear robots and components for the handling, conveying and storing of moulded parts are the perfect complement to an injection moulding machine – and also turn the machine into a high-quality production cell.