Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Handling and Machine Tending

Motoman UP50 robot loads/unloads formed metal plumbing components to/from a machining center.Formed Metal Plumbing Components

Achieved customer’s cost reduction and quality goals. Robots easily meet cycle time goals. Robots wait on machining centers. Project results met or exceeded all customer expectations.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a flexible machine tending solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Custom mechanical gripper consists of two pneumatically actuated two-jaw parallel grippers for handling fixture assemblies, and one three-jaw gripper for handling parts. Grippers are mounted on a common frame. Fixture grippers are separated a fixed offset distance from another to allow quick exchange of product inside the machine and quick assembly/disassembly of the fixture assemblies. Three-jaw gripper picks parts from rotary infeed table and places them into the fixtures. Sensors indicate gripper open/closed status. Gripper handles two fixture assemblies or one part at a time. Motoman also provided two custom part fixture holding stands that each hold up to two fixture assemblies. Each fabricated steel stand holds the bottom half of a fixture for assembly/disassembly and part exchange and also provides a place to store fixtures during startup and purge operations.

 


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