Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Handling, Loading, and Packing

Motoman HP50 robot unloads individual plastic wheel covers and detached runners from an injection molding machine, drops runners in a reject chute and places wheel covers on their edges into slots in a 16 x 2 matrix in a partitioned tote.Automotive Wheel Covers

Robot system meets or exceeds all system goals and objectives. Provides flexible system that places individual wheel covers on their edges into slots inside partitioned totes and discards runners into a reject chute. Robot cycle time of 15 seconds is well within IMM cycle time. System improves productivity and provides reliable operation.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided an HP50 handling system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom end-of-arm tooling, consisting of a mechanical gripper designed to handle individual sets of wheel covers and detached runners. Gripper handles individual wheel covers using the outside diameter (O.D.) and grasps runners by the sprue. Gripper includes part-present, gripper fully open and gripper fully closed sensors.

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