Free Choice in Robots at K 2013

Sepro's Touch 2 and Visual 2 and Visual 3 control systems will be available to visitors so they can see for themselves how easy they are to program. Using the same user interface as other Sepro controls, the Visual 3 platform extends simplicity of programming to the Sepro 6X Visual line of 6-axis robots. Part of the presentation will be a special demonstration of new technology that makes programming 6-axis robots easier than ever.

The S3 all-servo sprue picker, first introduced at Fakuma 2012, will also be shown.


A total of four Sepro robots will be featured on the Sumitomo Demag stand (Hall 15 D22), including an in-mold labeling (IML) system operating with a 280 injection-molding machine. Sepro Robotique developed the IML system in partnership with Machines Pagès, a specialist in IML systems for 25 years. The IML cell at K 2013 is built around a Sepro side-entry robot and modular label-handling units supplied by Machines. Sumitomo Demag will also demonstrate a Sepro 6X-60 Visual articulated-arm robot operating with a 50T molding machine, and an SDR 11S robot, which is a private-labeled Sepro Success robot specially designed for integration with the controls on the Sumitomo Demag machines. A SDR S5-25 unit will be operating on a 180T IMM.

At Haitian Plastics Machinery (Hall 15 A41), three more Sepro robots will be on display: a Success 11 operating on a 120T Haitian machine, an S5-35, the largest model in the S5 Line, will be running on a 550T IMM, and an SR55 sprue picker will be shown on a 55T machine.

Romi Sandretto (Hall 15 D40) will be demonstrating two Sepro robots, a Success 33 on a 450T molding machine and an S5-25 on a 300T machine. Other machinery makers exhibiting Sepro robots include:
Billion (Hall 15 B24) with an 5X25 unit on a 150T bi-material IMM
JSW Windsor (Hall 13 B41) running a S5-15 on a 140T molding machine.
On the Stäubli stand (Hall 11 H11), they will be demonstrating the use of Sepro Visual 3 controls with a 6-axis Stäubli articulated-arm robot.

Founded in 1973 and now headquartered in La Roche-sur-Yon (France), Sepro Robotique was one of the first companies in the world to develop Cartesian beam robots for injection-molding machines, introducing its first CNC controlled "manipulator" in 1981. Today, Sepro is one of the largest independent sellers of Cartesian robots.

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