Model 220 Sizing Press Loader
The Model 220 Sizing Press Loader provides a versatile, flexible robotic solution for loading and unloading parts from a sizing/coining press. The standard model is configured for dial loaded presses. High throughput is achieved by loading an un-sized part, while a sized part is unloading, so no motion is wasted. This system is portable and is docked to the sizing press. A direct load option is also available.
How Does It Work?
Parts are loaded onto either a bulk vibratory feed table or directly onto an infeed belt conveyor, where they are then conveyed into the Model 220 Sizing Press Loader. Next, parts are singulated one at a time into the robot pick area. Using FANUC iRVision, the robot takes a picture of the part and determines its orientation on the infeed conveyor (a rotary table is sometimes used in addition to an infeed conveyor, when more rotation of the part is required for proper press loading).
Next, the robot rotates/crabs around the part placing the robot tooling in the right orientation prior to gripping the part. The robot now grips the new part and performs an unload/ load of the sizing press. The robot is normally supplied with a dual gripper setup whereby Gripper 1 grips the new part to be loaded and Gripper 2 grips the part to be unloaded. The unloaded part is then placed onto a take-away conveyor exiting the cell.