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Automation System Solution for Brother SPEEDIO R-Series Machines

Yamazen Inc., a distributor of machine tools, tooling, accessories and automation, has developed and released the FLEX2-R. The new robotic system is similar to the FLEX2 for M and S models that was released in early 2019, however the FLEX2-R was created specifically for the Brother SPEEDIO R models.

"Like the FLEX2, the FLEX2-R provides Brother SPEEDIO customers with better spindle utilization by automating repetitive tasks that can be completed faster with less human error while saving time and money," said a company spokesperson.

The automation system directly interfaces with the Brother SPEEDIO R Series machines, and can feed one or two machines at a time. With its compact design, it takes up minimal floor space while maximizing consistent throughput for low-volume, heavy-mix work or high-volume, low-mix work.

The cells steel frame construction has a built-in safety system, with a single source design and build. Some of the standard features include:

  • User-friendly vision system is icon driven, making it easier to teach in new parts
  • A mounted monitor and tray mouse allow the operator to see the view from the camera and make changes easily
  • Nachi Smart Teach Pendant has the function to enable easy programming. Standard documentation for simplified instructions is provided.

The FLEX2-R consists of the Nachi 6-axis industrial robot, the MC20, that has a maximum reach of 1,722 mm/67" and a payload of 20 kg/44 lbs. This compact, high-speed design provides through-arm cabling and air piping with an air blow option.

FLEX2-R front loads the R model machines with a heavy-duty black belt conveyor that has an inbound work area of 18" x 78" (maximum part height 4.5") and an outbound work area of 18" x 98" (maximum part height 4.5") with a weight capacity of 325 lbs.

The automation system also allows for easy to add options, such as part marking, inspection, regrip, deburring or a reject chute. End of arm tooling (EOAT) can be either a single or dual gripper. Yamazen automation group will review customer parts needs to engineer the correct gripper design for specific applications.

For more information contact:

Gary Frick

Yamazen Inc.

Automation Division

735 E. Remington Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

800-882-8558 ext. 1320

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