Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Handling and Machine Tending

Motoman UP50N robot loads/unloads pairs of wheel hubs into/from two identical machining centers and a gauging fixture.Automotive Wheel Hubs

Robot system reliably loads/unloads pairs of raw/machined wheel hubs, maximizing throughput by eliminating downtime. Robotic system improves safety, and reduces manual labor required. Robotic system easily achieves required 25-second cycle time (not including time for machine tool cycle).

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom UP50N solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided a custom-designed pneumatically actuated mechanical gripper that simultaneously handles two pairs of wheel hubs (two raw/two finished) on 9" centers. Grippers clamp on outside diameter (O.D.) of the smaller-diameter spindle that protrudes from the wheel hub body. Tooling includes gripper open/gripper closed and part-present sensors. Electrical and pneumatics packages are included.

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