Motoman Robot Handling and Press Loading

Motoman HP6 robot equipped with a multi-function gripper picks round blanks from a bowl feeder-supplied locator nest and loads them into a 400-ton press.Round Metal Blanks for Electronics

Robot system meets all project goals and objectives. Flexible system achieves 4-second cycle time and provides capability to run all required part sizes. Parts are batch run and no manual changeover is required between part runs. Operator simply selects proper robot program on controller. System improves safety by automating the press loading operation.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided an custom robotic press loading system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Customer provided robot end-of-arm tooling, consisting of a multi-function mechanical/vacuum gripper capable of handling all required part sizes. Gripper picks individual blanks out of a locating nest using outside diameter (O.D.) of parts and transfers them to the die. Sensors on the end-of-arm tooling are used to determine that previous part has been ejected from the die properly.