Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Machine Loading

Motoman SK120 robot with mechanical gripper loads/unloads wheels from infeed conveyor.Aluminum Wheels

Met customer's machine loading requirements. 56-second cycle time achieved; over 6% faster than the 60-second requirement.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided end-of-arm tooling, consisting of an off-the-shelf mechanical dual parallel wheel gripper body with customized details, including eight sets of roller details (two rollers per gripper finger). Motoman also provided pneumatic fixtures on the infeed conveyor that are used to stop, locate, center, lift and rotate wheels for orientation purposes. A continuous ultrasonic frequency sensor at the load station locates a tab common to each wheel casting. Locating pins on the pop-up device require manual changeover between wheel sizes, as do the chucks on the lathes.

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