Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robots Handling and Press Tending

Eight five-axis Motoman SP80X robots equipped with custom vacuum grippers transfer sheet metal appliance panels between eight stamping presses.Appliance Panels

Flexible robotic press tending system meets all project challenges and meets or exceeds project goals. System easily achieves cycle time rate of 575 parts per hour (8% faster than goal of 533). Customer purchased additional robotic press tending lines.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom SP80X press handling solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided eight sets of identical custom end-of-arm tooling (one per robot), consisting of vacuum gripper assemblies with four vacuum cups per tool, capable of handling one part at a time. Each gripper has two part-present sensors. Same gripper design handles multiple part models. Quick-change coupling, including disconnects with five-pin connectors, allows manual changeover in less than 10 minutes. Right angle mounting brackets, and electrical and pneumatics packages are included.

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