Sankyo Automation

  • Rotary Applications

2.5-stop Indexing Dial

This special order 2.5-stop indexing drive indexes the dial every 144°, resulting in the arrangement of the work stations in the following order: loading, station 4, 2, unloading, 3. The unique configuration of the indexing drive allows the loading and unloading stations to be located separately.
Benefits
Tight integration of work stations, featuring separately located loading and unloading stations.
Model
Indexing Drive
Oscillating Handler

Broach Drive in a Turning Center

The continuous rotation of the RollerDrive is used to propel the broaching tool. The right-angle input and output shafts form a low-profile unit with a small footprint.
Benefits
Thin profile; powerful, continuous rotation.
Model
RollerDrive

Center Column Indexing Drive

The DA Series has three coaxial output shafts for intermittent, stationary, and continuous motions. It serves as the chassis for rotary process machinery. All outputs are synchronized to the input shaft. The Parts Handlers on the upper dial are driven by the continuous output shaft for synchronized operation with the rest of the process.
Benefits
Simplifies the design of rotary assembly machines.
Model
Indexing Drive
Oscillating Handler
Parts Handler

Central-mounted Work Units

The zero-backlash, play-free RollerDrive controls robot arms and other masses with precise motion characteristics. The absence of play ensures smooth and undisturbed motions under repeated forward and reverse changes, as well as changes in the direction of loading, such as the line of gravity.
Benefits
Integrates rotary dial and working units into a small footprint.
Model
Indexing Drive
Parts Handler

Coil Winding

An Oscillating Drive is used to move the wire dispensing nozzle back and forth along a spinning mandrel, which winds the wire into a coil. The smooth motion of the Oscillating Drive produces an evenly wound coil.
Benefits
Winds coils evenly at high speed.
Model
Oscillating Drive

Glass Edge Polishing

This application indexes the glass substrate for edge polishing. The zero-backlash mechanism has no play, which keeps the output rigid, even under work loads. The right-angle input and output shafts minimize the footprint into a low-profile unit.
Benefits
Precise positioning unaffected by work loads.
Model
RollerDrive

High-speed Free-position Indexing

The zero-backlash RollerDrive is driven by a servomotor for high-speed operation with accurate positioning performance. It has no play, giving it excellent dynamic characteristics for smooth, undisturbed motion, featuring short settling times.
Benefits
High speed; precise positioning.
Model
RollerDrive

Large-scale Fixture Turning

The indexing motion of the Indexing Drive turns a multi-sided fixture through a set of gears. The option for each surface to have a different fixture allows work on multiple product models.
Benefits
Adds support for multiple product models.
Model
Indexing Drive

Large-size Substrate Turning

The zero-backlash RollerDrive has no play, meaning it is capable of turning large substrates smoothly without motion disturbances – resulting in shorter positioning times. Designed to bear heavy thrusts, fixtures may be directly mounted to the RollerDrive.
Benefits
Improved settling time; easy to integrate.
Model
RollerDrive

Motor Core Staggering and Lamination

The RollerDrive can be indexed to any position for staggering and laminating motor cores. The cores can be laminated to any preset angle, depending on the product.
Benefits
Staggers at any angle for precise lamination.
Model
RollerDrive

Oscillating and Rotating Arm

The zero-backlash RollerDrive moves robot arms and other masses with precise motion characteristics. Zero-backlash means there is no play, ensuring smooth and undisturbed motions under repeated forward and reverse changes or changes in the direction of loading, such as the line of gravity.
Benefits
Precise motion; improved settling time.
Model
RollerDrive

Supply and Discharge Welding Materials

This application uses the simple ON/OFF control of the general purpose motor to position heavy, oversized objects quickly and accurately. It holds position without clamping, requiring no hydraulic equipment or extra tooling, all while offering shorter positioning time. The all-in-one α Series comes with an integrated drive unit.
Benefits
Easy integration with high-speed operation.
Model
Indexing Drive

Synchronized Operation off Single Driveshaft

In this application, multiple Indexing Drives are mechanically driven off a single jackshaft while mechanical synchronization eliminates the need for sensor-based sequential motion control – allowing for a simpler design.
Benefits
Easy integration with high-speed operation.
Model
Indexing Drive

Synchronized Pick & Place and Dial

An indexing drive is used to index this dial. The Oscillating Handler responsible for feeding parts is mechanically synchronized with the input shaft of the indexing drive. All motions are mechanically linked to ensure reliable operation at high speed.
Benefits
Mechanically synchronized for reliable, high-speed operation.
Model
Indexing Drive
Oscillating Handler

Work Unit Mounted using Hollow Center Shaft

A pillar is capable of mounting inside the hollow center of the output shaft to in turn mount overhead work units.
Benefits
Provides space for mounting work units.
Model
Indexing Drive

Workpiece Inversion

The workpiece inversion features the conveyor mounted between the two dials on the output of the indexing drive. The conveyor leads the workpiece into the notches in the dials, and the indexer turns the dials to invert the workpiece. The inversion is accomplished inline with the conveyor.
Benefits
Inline inversion of workpieces on a conveyor.
Model
Indexing Drive
  • Linear Applications

Ballscrew Drive (Vertical)

The RollerDrive stands up well to thrust loads, making it suitable for building equipment with vertical motions. It’s a zero-backlash mechanism, meaning it has no play; allowing for shorter positioning time without motion disturbances.
Benefits
Simplified design; precision linear motion.
Model
RollerDrive

Drive a Ballscrew

The zero-backlash mechanism Sankyo products are renowned for has no play – allowing the positioning time to be shorter without motion disturbances.
Benefits
Precision linear motion; short, accurate positioning.
Model
RollerDrive

Screw Conveying

The Indexing Drive indexes the conveying screw, allowing parts to be fed into the screw and conveyed at fixed pitches.
Benefits
Feeds parts separated at a fixed pitch.
Model
Indexing Drive

Transfer Feeding Mechanism for Bar Stock

Two mechanically synchronized Parts Handlers move a performed transfer plate, which is designed to hold the workpieces for even-pitch feeding. The drive package functions concurrently to ensure high accuracy at high speeds.
Benefits
Drives a long transfer feeding mechanism with high accuracy.
Model
Parts Handler

Transfer Feeding Mechanism

Four mechanically synchronized Parts Handlers actuate two feed bars for even-pitch feeding. Again, The drive package functions concurrently to ensure high accuracy at high speeds.
Benefits
Accurately drives a transfer feeding mechanism at high speeds.
Model
Parts Handler

Upright Conveyor

A conveyor moves along parts, feeding and discharging them from the upright conveyor for drying and further processing. The Indexing Drive works to index the conveyor, allowing time to transfer in and out of the conveyor. This configuration is ideal for washing processes and drying kilns.
Benefits
The upright conveyor is horizontally compact, taking up little space.
Model
Indexing Drive

Variable Feed Pitch for Sheet Stock

This Indexing Drive has a 360° indexing period, resulting in a continuous drive capable of being started or stopped at any desired position. The feed rollers on the output advance the sheet stock for getting the best fit in length.
Benefits
Progression of the material controlled by the rotating angle of the input shaft.
Model
Indexing Drive (with reducer)
  • Transfer Applications

Conveying with Presence-detection

A sensor detects parts at the transfer point, providing a signal to actuate the transfer motion. The Hybrid SANDEX FE_H Series comes standard equipped with a stepping motor for easy integration.
Benefits
The conveying motion is only actuated when work is detected, eliminating unnecessary operation cycles.
Model
Oscillating Handler

Corner Pusher for Supplying Parts

Through links, the oscillating motion of the Oscillating Drive is converted into an in-and-out pushing motion.
Benefits
Feeds parts reliably at high speeds.
Model
Oscillating Drive

Disk Conveyor

This Oscillating Handler oscillates, performing a lift motion in succession, allowing the operator to easily create a handling mechanism. The cam driven motion ensures stable, high-speed operation.
Benefits
High-speed, precision conveying motion.
Model
Oscillating Handler

Distribution to Two Lines

The Indexing Handler distributes parts to either line by turning the input in forward or reverse positioning. It comes standard equipped with an easy-to-control stepping motor. The Hybrid SANDEX FE_H Series is ideal for this application.
Benefits
More processing time per line; time for discharge of rejects.
Model
Indexing Handler

End-to-end Conveyor Transfer

The End-to-end conveyor transfer allows parts are transferred between two conveyors by converting the motion of the Oscillating Drive into a linear back and forth motion. The conveyor is driven intermittently by an Indexing Drive to allow dwell period for parts transfer and work processing.
Benefits
Provides a stable transfer of parts between conveyors.
Model
Indexing Drive Oscillating Drive Parts Handler

Overhead Parts Transferring Mechanism

This Oscillating Handler is mounted over the line for less installation space, reducing the distance to transfer parts for faster overall cycle speed. Our hybrid SANDEX FE_H Series can be mounted overhead without worrying about foreign objects falling into the process. It comes with a drive motor for quick and easy integration.
Benefits
Overhead transfer mechanism saves space.
Model
Oscillating Handler
Indexing Drive

Parts Conveying by Pushing

The oscillating motion of the Oscillating Handler is converted into a linear back and forth motion that pushes the workpiece. Additionally, this mechanism can be configured using a 2-stop Indexing Drive.
Benefits
Fast, stable conveying motion.
Model
Oscillate Handler

Parts Feeding using an Oscillating Arm

The Oscillating Handler drives a bar to feed parts in a stable motion.
Benefits
Uses a simple combination of basic components for reliable parts feeding.
Model
Oscillating Handler
Indexing Drive

Pick & Place Control with Intermediate Stop

This motion profile has a built-in intermediate stop that allows the operator to create a waiting position. The Hybrid SANDEX FE_H Series is ideal for this application. Additionally, the application comes standard with a stepping motor, allowing for easy control of speed and duration in waiting position.
Benefits
This handler allows fine-tune speed control for the ideal pick and place motion.
Model
Oscillating Handler

Pick & Place Control

This Oscillating Handler is driven by a speed controllable motor, which allows fine tune speed control during the work conveying motion, as well as the ability to optimize every phase of the motion. The Hybrid SANDEX FE_H Series is ideal for this application because it has a standard equipped stepping motor for easy speed control.
Benefits
This handler allows fine-tune speed control for the ideal pick and place motion.
Model
Oscillating Handler
  • Synchronous Applications

Multi-unit Drive off a Single Gear

The Center Column Indexing Drive has a coaxial output that consists of a continuous shaft, an intermittent output, and a stationary shaft. The dial is driven by the continuous shaft while the inspection devices are driven by the intermittent shaft. The intermittent shaft moves in sync with the dial to allow standstill vision inspections.
Benefits
This configuration can synchronize multiple units in a small footprint.
Model
Parts Handler

Product Inspection

The output shaft of this Oscillating Drive moves the inspection devices back and forth through means of its gears. The inspection devices can be synchronized to move with the continuously moving workpieces for a fixed period. This makes the workpieces appear motionless during the inspection.
Benefits
Performs inspection synchronized with the moving workpieces.
Model
Oscillating Drive

Synchronized Vision Inspection

The Center Column Indexing Drive has a coaxial output that consists of a continuous shaft, an intermittent output, and a stationary shaft. This dial is driven by the continuous shaft while the inspection devices are driven by the intermittent shaft. The intermittent shaft moves in sync with the dial to allow standstill vision inspections.
Benefits
This configuration is capable of performing inspection while the products are in motion.
Model
Indexing Drive
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