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Linear Robot Rails in High Cycle Applications
by Roberta Zald, Mary Sweeny, IPR Robotics Communications
IPR Robotics, LLC Posted 02/15/2013
The aluminum construction of the IPR system makes the rail lighter for transport and set-up. In addition, the appearance of the rail is clean and sharp, while the walkable covers guard against dirt and debris. Of course, the quality had to be excellent. Doug Hodgens, Vice President of Advatec, explains how pleased they were with their first experience with IPR. “Upon first installation we discovered that the IPR rail is easy to set-up and align, minimizing the time required for that step. In fact, the set-up didn’t take much time at all,” he says, “Throughout the process, IPR has been very responsive to our needs and good to work with.”
So far, Advatec has used IPR rails in HVAC/Materials Handling and Plastics/Materials Handling applications. “The reliability has been great,” Hodgens says, “Our customer is purchasing another IPR rail for installation soon. We couldn’t be happier!”
Located in Wichita, KS, Advatec is a FANUC Robotics Systems Integrator specializing in material handling, machine load/unload, and palletizing.
IPR Robotics, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IPR – Intelligente Peripherien fuer Roboter GmbH, located in Schwaigern, Germany, which has been in business since 1989. IPR's global product offering includes a broad range of standard end-of-arm components including grippers, compliance wrists, alignment devices, tool changers, load limiters, force/torque sensors and linear rails. IPR Robotics, LLC has been in the US since 2003 and excels at combining these components into complete EOAT solutions to meet the needs of each application.
IPR provides the Hands and Feet of robots!
Originally published by RIA via www.robotics.org on 02/15/2013