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Model TL200 Tray Loader

Our Adaptec Model TL200 Tray Loader is a flexible small parts handling system used for palletizing delicate parts onto carbon, ceramic or graphite trays prior to firing in a furnace. This system uses the latest in 6-axis robot technology to provide years of trouble-free service.


The Model TL200 robot tooling is positioned within the press at a “pounce” location waiting for the powder metal press to send the “ready to pick” signal. The press molds and ejects a part and sends the “ready to pick” signal to the Model TL200. The robot moves into the press and grips the part, lifts it off the lower die punch and exits the press sending the “robot clear” signal to the press.

The press starts molding the next part. The robot moves to the sinter plate and places the molded component at a predetermined location on the plate, building a pattern of parts. The process repeats until the sinter is full and the plate is then discharged from the cell. A new sinter plate is conveyed in, positioned for loading and the process repeats.

  • Automated press tending
  • Increased part quality
  • Increased production rate
  • Consistent part unload
  • Compact size provides reduced floor space
Model TL200 Tray Loader from a press point of view. The FANUC 6-axis robot is positioned off to the side to provide enhanced press access. The access door and tray conveyors are shown in closed position ready to receive parts.
Model TL200 Tray Loader integrated to a Dorst TPA 30 mold press. Notice the side access door is open providing access to the robot, press and tray conveyors. The TL200 Tray Loader is mounted to a machine riser to account for the press not being pit mounted. A platform is placed around the press for operator access.
  • Large easy open operator access door
  • FANUC LRMate 200iD 6-axis robot
  • 12″ color touch screen operator interface
  • Graphical part recipe for easy part setup and tray pattern development
  • Fault/status messaging for ease of troubleshooting
  • User-selectable intervals for manual die cleaning
  • Swing-away tray conveyors for press die access
  • Tray conveyors with storage 3 full/3 empty trays
  • 300 mm Square or 300 mm x 350 mm long trays
  • Three-mode operation – pick/place, pick/invert or pick/lay-down
  • Sample part disc
  • Up to 20 parts per minute (no weighing)
  • Mechanical gripper and vacuum tooling included with part sensing
  • Intermittent or 100 percent part weighing
  • Machine Riser (required for taller press installations)
  • Automated Die Punch cleaning via powered mechanical brush
  • Press fill compensation
  • Ethernet connection for remote factory support
Model TL200 Tray Loader tray conveyor setup. The tray conveyor where molded parts are placed onto trays is mounted on a pneumatic lift to enable transitioning of full and empty trays to the FANUC 6-axis robot.