Material Handling Robot for Press Tending
Our team of engineers designed and built the robot grip tool and programed the robot for this press tending application. The end effector tool grips the parts and allows the robot to easily move, rotate, flip, tilt, and place parts between three different dies and press operations. The process of loading/unloading parts from the press, operating the machines, and maintaining uniformity with every part was taxing and unsafe for operators and workers. By using a robot for this material handling operation worker safety, part consistency, production, and yield was increased with part cycle times and defects reduced.