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Article | October 7, 2006
Ball Corp.: Roll handling robot
Sage Automation's roll handling gantry robots have been enhanced to include new Z-axis assembly, which utilizes a direct-drive ball-screw and servo-motor combination.
This assembly eliminates several parts used in previous designs, such as timing belt and ball-screw break. Fewer parts yield a more robust and less maintenance-reliant assembly, allowing reduced downtime. Direct drive assembly also offers flexibility in fine tuning for specific requirements of torque or speed. Handles payloads to 4,000 lb and speeds to 60”/sec.
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