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Motoman Robot Handling, Unloading and Palletizing

Motoman HP165XP robot unloads automotive castings from a trim press, loads/unloads parts to/from an inspection and part marking station, and then stacks parts into one of two wire baskets in nested patterns.Automotive Differential Castings

Flexible robotic automation solution meets or exceeds all project objectives for material handling and inspection of automotive differential carrier castings. Motoman Robotics' solution achieves customer’s required 15-second cycle time. Robotic unloading of trim press, loading/ unloading of automated inspection and part marking station, and loading of wire baskets ensures that only good parts are stacked in the containers. Robot places non-conforming parts onto a reject conveyor. Robotic handling decreases direct labor costs and improves safety by eliminating lifting and repetitive motion injuries associated with manual handling of the heavy castings.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom HP165XP material handling solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided a custom three-jaw mechanical gripper that uses part-specific details to handle individual parts using the inside diameter (I.D.). Gripper includes gripper open/closed sensors. Motoman Robotics also provided a custom-designed inspection and part marking station that uses a combination of contact and linear probes and lasers to check each part within a three-second cycle time. Depending on the part feature being inspected, accuracy of 0.15 mm, 0.2 mm or 0.23 mm (±0.006", ±0.008" or ±0.009") is required. Good parts are identified with a Customer supplied part marking system. The robot transfers any non-conforming parts to a Customer supplied reject conveyor. Manual changeover of inspection station details is required between part runs.

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