Motoman Robot Handling and Packaging

Automotive Transmission Gear Blanks

Motoman UP20 robots accurately pack transmission gears, handle dunnage trays, and permit 100% automated inspection

Motoman Robotics' solutions provide flexible, fully automated tote packing for all three types of parts without mixing sizes. Workcells easily handle current production rate of 140-160 of each of the three part styles for a total of 420-480 parts per hour. Multi-function gripper handles parts and dunnage trays. Automated inspection maintains ISO 9000 quality and traceability requirements. Additional robotic packing cell fed by the same conveyor can easily be added in the future.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom multi-function end-of-arm tooling consisting of mechanical grippers mounted on extension cylinders, plus four vacuum gripper cups that pick up the dunnage trays used to separate layers of parts within the dunnage tote. The mechanical jaws grip the inside diameter of the parts. Sensors indicate gripper open/closed conditions. The vacuum gripper is also used to sense the height of the tray stack, as needed.