Zimmern, Austria - At the 2012 Bondexpo and Fakuma trade shows this autumn, Rampf Dosiertechnik, which makes low-pressure mixing and dispensing systems for reactive resin systems, will be showcasing its compact, space-saving DC-RS250 robot dispensing cell that integrates a small robot, the Kuka KR Agilus.
"This offers maximum flexibility, agility, and range even where space is limited and thus responds to our customers' needs and requirements," explains Hartmut Storz, head of sales at Rampf Dosiertechnik.
The new dispensing cell from Rampf Dosiertechnik is compact and integrates a small robot that enables full functionality in a minimum of space. Rampf Dosiertechnik has optimised manual handling for operators: "The design process focused on one-piece flow," says Storz.
The dispensing cell has two separate points where the component can be inserted for processing and removed again. "The emphasis is on user-friendliness to ensure a component is not added to the machine in the same place where the finished component is removed, thus reducing the risk of mixing up components."
Rampf said these features create the necessary flexibility for users who mainly produce a variety of different components rather than high quantities.
The Rampf DC-RS250 dispensing cell with the KUKA KR AGILUS robot model is ideal for applying one- and two-component systems on two- and three-dimensional components. For these dispensing operations, the basic KR 6 R900 model offers a maximum range of 901 mm and reaches points near the base of the robot for cleaning/filling/weighing while nevertheless still processing components measuring (length x width x height) 250 x 250 x 200 mm.
The robot can be equipped with various mixing systems, is suitable for foaming, casting, and bonding, and can also process highly abrasive materials such as thermal greases.