Process automation and industrial robotics specialist Barr & Paatz has been appointed UK robot systems integrator by packaging automation supplier Elau. The move gives Barr & Paatz access to the latest Delta 3 robot, which is ideal for high speed pick-and- place applications, and to the PacDrive automation system for integrating robots into modular machines, which controls more than 30,000 machines worldwide.
Elau is one of the most experienced firms in the automation industry.
In 2005, the company joined the Schneider Electric Group, which provides global support and service in 135 countries, helping Elau to achieve its goal of becoming market leader in packaging automation.
Marketed by Elau in the UK as the PacDrive UltraPicker, the new Delta 3 four-axis robot is ideal for single picking, feed placing and top-loading applications, where individual items have to be moved quickly and precisely from fast moving conveyors, at speeds of up to 160 picks per minute.
Resembling a three-legged spider, with its parallel kinematics and servo-motors mounted off the arms on an overhead chassis, the UltraPicker offers three translational degrees of freedom, together with a fourth optional rotating axis. It has a payload capacity of 1kg.
Contact: Barr & Paatz Tel: 01803 869 833