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15/07/2021

Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

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Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

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NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

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Pick and place conveyor system makes tasks more efficient

Pick and place conveyor system makes tasks more efficient Energy chain expert Igus UK's pikchain is a continually revolving chain with integrated cable and hose supply to drive and control actuators individually. In the woodworking industry pikchain is especially advantageous, enabling concurrent running tasks such as drilling, stacking, milling, de-stacking, coating, drying and sorting to be carried out much faster, enabling engineers to increase output by up to 30%.

Igus says the pikchain system is more efficient than conventional handling and conveyor applications because of its continuous circular motion. Other systems that use linear motions for pick-and-place tasks are inefficient, losing time to wasted start and return runs. The pikchain is vibration-free and can move smoothly at a continuous speed of between two and three metres per second. Maintenance-free travel of up to 30m can also be achieved with the maximum load per transport chain link being approximately 5kg. Each link can be controlled individually.

In addition, pikchain can be equipped with any type of tool that receive their respective signals to operate accordingly, for instance grippers, suction cups, sensors, depending on the customers' requirements.
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