In-feed/Out-feed Systems For Robotic Machine Tending Cells
We have 4 types of in-feed/out-feed systems for robotic cells, These systems ensure that the robot is continuously running thus maximizing the cell output. Another important feature is that the operator who loads and unloads the components is isolated from the robot.
We manufacture precision rotary tables with lifters . They are used for storing a large volume of components for robot pick up. These tables can be designed to hold up to 500kg of components, so that a robotic cell can run un-attended for up to a full shift. These high volume stacker’s are very reliable and require no maintenance.
Our LM guide based slide tables are simple to use and can be used if a variety of components are to be fed to the robot. The top sheets can be quickly changed out when a different component needs to be run. They can be configured as a double deck to minimize space. A simple belt conveyor can be used for component out-feed
3.Slat Chain conveyors
Slat chain conveyors are very economical. A large volume of components can be fed to the robots. The flexibility is less when compared to slide table systems. Slat chain conveyors are more suited to robotic cells that run without set-up changes.
We have also developed a unique patented bin feed system for robotic cells. These gravity conveyors can be used to feed empty bins into robotic cells. The robot loads the machined components directly to the bins. Once the bin is full, it is delivered outside the cell, so that operators can safely pick up the bins and move it the next process. This also saves manpower as the task of picking up components from an out-feed conveyor and stacking to bins is avoided. This is a very simple and cost effective solution for robotic cells.