The third human hand: SycoTec motor spindles in robotics

“Industry 4.0” will fundamentally change the world of production and work - and open up whole new
possibilities for automation. Robots with almost unlimited agility and sensitive sensors are taking tasks
away from people. When these get too heavy, monotonous or dangerous for them to perform, for
example. The robot is therefore becoming an intelligent work assistant that shares the workplace with

Experience the fascination for robot technology at the SycoTec Stand at EMO 2017 in Hanover! An
innovative KUKA robot of sensitive LBR iiwa series demonstrates its diverse applications.

However, the robot becomes the perfect third human hand just with the right tool drive: the SycoTec motor
spindles for maximum precision and efficiency.

The right drive for every application

SycoTec offers a wide range of powerful motor spindles which can machine the workpieces quickly,
reliably and with total precision. Their power output ranges from 250 W to 5 kW, they turn at speeds of up
to 100,000 min-1 and deliver torque of up to 2.15 Nm. Choosing the right spindle depends mainly on what
it will be used for.

Motor spindle 50100 AC-duo

The all-rounder

The new high-frequency motor spindle 50100
 lives up to the requirements of flexible
 production in a special way: It has two tool
and can perform two different machining
steps with them, without the need to change
tools. That saves time and boosts productivity.
Holes of different diameters, or drilling and
subsequent grinding of a workpiece – a piece of
cake for the 50100 AC-duo spindle. The motor
spindle delivers a considerable power output of 3
kW, reaches a torque of up to 1 Nm and a top
speed of 50,000 min-1.
As the tools are fixed in precise ER16 holder systems, the 50100 AC-duo motor spindle works with the
familiar high precision of SycoTec. Another plus point: It can be easily installed on industrial robots with
the aid of an adapter.

Open to variations

But what happens if the intended purpose cannot be precisely predicted? While the last job was still about
deburring aluminium, the next automatically integrated job will probably require the machining of plastic.
In an environment such as this, the spindle used should have sufficient power reserves, be easy to install,
and compatible with standard drives such as Siemens, Delta, Parker or Emerson. The motor spindle
4060 ER or the sister model 4060 ER-S are the right solution for this. Both are noted for having a higher
power density
than the competition. Their low weight of just 3.5 kg also allows them to be used on
smaller robot arms
. And despite the high level of precision, both spindles are surprisingly inexpensive.

AC motor spindle ER-S

Always the right solution to hand

For easily machinable materials such as glass
fibre parts, the above-mentioned, low-cost
spindle 4060 ER
with relatively low speeds of
between 3,000 and 24,000 min-1 and a maximum
torque of 2.15 Nm is suitable.

The situation is similar with the milling of
aluminium profiles in the automotive industry.
For example, sills, roof rails or roof-mounted
luggage carriers can be machined using two to
three AC motor spindles 4060 ER-S at speeds
of up to 50,000 min-1 in a single machine.

As the material’s wall thickness increases, so, as a rule, do the requirements for the speed of the spindle.
Customers have had very good experiences with the SycoTec motor spindle 4061 DC-S. At a maximum
output power of 3 kW and speeds of up to 60,000 min-1.

Even higher requirements are placed on the milling of composites. This is where the motor spindle of
type 4064 DC-HSK25 impresses with speeds of up to 50,000 min-1 and a maximum 5 kW of power.

Compared to this 3.5 kg spindle, the SycoTec motor spindle 4040 DCS comes across as a real
lightweight. Weighing in at just 1.7 kg, it is ideally suited for the precision deburring and chamfering of
gears or pinion shafts.

Apart from the motor spindle types mentioned here, we also work with you to find solutions to your
individual requirements.
Feel free to speak to us – and we’ll supply you with the right drive.