Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

Motoman Robot Handling and Machine Tending

Motoman HP165-100 robot transfers resin-bonded casket lids from cooling racks, to/from CNC router, and then packs lids into buffer racks and into boxes for shipment.Burial Casket Lids

Robotic system meets or exceeds all required goals and objectives. Flexible system handles three styles of casket lid halves and allows multiple part styles to be run simultaneously. Robotic system easily achieves required 80-second total cycle time (of which approximately 68 seconds is CNC routing).

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom HP165-100 solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom end-of-arm tooling for this project. The multifunction mechanical gripper can handle all three part styles without changeover. It handles parts one at a time through the process sequence. Gripper includes part present, gripper open and gripper closed sensors. Motoman also provided a custom regrip stand that allows the robot to invert parts for proper orientation throughout the processing sequence. This stand is equipped with a photo-reflective sensor to detect part presence.