Motoman Robot Handling

A Motoman six-axis UP165 robot unloads axles from a conveyor and places them into racks.Heavy Truck Axles

Achieved cycle time of 6 seconds, handling two parts at a time. Robot can fill partial racks and handle all part sizes.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

This is one of approximately 40 Motoman robots this customer has in production. For this project, Motoman Robotics provided a flexible material handling solution for unloading a cooling conveyor leading from the upsetter, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided a custom mechanical dual-parallel gripper equipped with “V” jaws to simultaneously handle two parts from a cooling conveyor. Slide mechanism allows gripper to automatically adjust centerline spacing to fill the part racks. Gripper includes sensors that the robot uses to search for axle stack heights in partially filled racks.