Robots play a major role in production automation and are used, among other things, in fully automated systems for efficient, precise and fast assembly. Robots are also taking mind-numbing activities out of people's hands.Contact
In this production system, four Radiflex infeed systems feed different ear tags into the production process. These feeding systems consist of universal vibratory fillers, a conveyor tracking robot vision system and 6-axis robots. Due to the customer’s challenging product mix, this flexible concept was chosen.
With the universal bowlfeeders, a wide range of different ear tags can be fed onto the conveyor belts. The camera of the conveyer tracking robot vision system recognises the different ear tags. The robot vision system controls the robots so that they can pick the components and place them on the central conveyor belt. The ear tags are then picked up at various stations where they are laser-coded. Then they pass by stations where the RFID chips can be provided with data.
As a final step the ear tags are packed in sets of four. This system packs 20 sets per minute and is already used for 30 ear tag types that differ in size and shape.
In this assembly machine, clamps for solar panels are assembled automatically. The clamp consists of two parts. A plastic retaining ring and a metal bolt. In this system SCARA robots are used that can deliver a high capacity. These robots can only move in the x and y axis. This ensures that the process is fast and accurate.
All parts are fed in large quantities by bowl feeders and placed on the product carriers. A screw machine connects the elements to each other fully automatically.
This system, in combination with the high-speed indexing tables, ensures a production process that produces 43 clamps per minute.