Motoman Robot Machine Tending

Motoman HP20 robot loads/unloads two parts to/from a machining center and a surface finish blasting operation, then loads finished parts into dunnage trays.Prosthetic Joints

Flexible system easily achieves required production rate of 60 parts per hour. Robot portion of system can produce 80 parts per hour (33.33% faster than requirement); CNC machine speed limits throughput speed. System requires minimal operator intervention (approximately 45-minute intervals to load parts). System reduces need for manual labor, while improving productivity, flexibility and quality. Robot delivers parts to QC chute upon request.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom HP20 machine tending system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided a dual mechanical gripper that handles two parts at a time. It consists of two pneumatically actuated parallel jaw grippers mounted on a frame, with the grippers separated a fixed offset distance (and angled) from one another to allow quick exchange of product inside the machine, as well as product pick-up and drop-off at the same physical location. Sensors indicate gripper open/closed status and part presence.