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FULL AUTOMATIC TURNING CELLS

"Zero loss time" servo loader

Robotturn®  robotized, compact turning center equipped with built-in robot and parts pallet system is engineered to handle complex turning applications and maximize productivity. Robotized turning cells are designed to be the perfect solution for a cost effective production.

The loaders have a high-speed loading cycle time of 1,5 till 12 seconds, depending model and application, per full sequence of loading/unloading.  The exceptional total balance that has been achieved by integrating the loader with the machine has lead not only to high productivity but also a broad range of other benefits including space savings and joint maintenance during after service.

  • Machine equipped with a dedicated controller that enables even a novice to complete setup reliably and simply.
  • Switching to servomotor drive axis rather than the air cylinder drive normally used in loaders reduces running costs due to the smaller number of consumable parts.
  • Since the loader is installed on the  machine itself, no additional space is used (space savings).
  • A new type of linear guide that does require a minimum lubrication is used, cutting running costs.

Our standard integrated robots can handle :

  • Load capacity 2 x 3kg for XF 2 x 6kg for XS and 2 x 8kg for XT, (optional higher load possible)
  • Position accuracy from the loader of + 0,1mm.
  • Vertical rapid feed = 80m/min
  • Horizontal rapid feed = 120m/min
  • Drive is rack and pinion with servo motors.
  • Separate HMI (Human Machine Interface) with easy programming of robot integrated in the controller
  • Dry cycle TAKT time = 1.3 - 7 sec (no cutting time – nor cleaning/air-blow time)

Standard automations

For most of the turning parts we have already a standard and affordable quality solution

Robotturn Schaft in out feeding

Shaft hopper feeder

 

Shaft Hopper Feeders are designed to feed longer cut to length bars, tubes and machined parts with  a wide diameter range. Parts are hand stacked, bundle loaded or with modifications to the hopper loaded from a conveyor from a previous operation. This type of feeder is very suitable for long-thin parts applications. The parts are elevated on singular elevator pads then discharged rolling into a magazine, then escaped rolling either to a cross conveyor, a pusher device, a walking beam, or customer tracking. Noise levels are very low due to zero recirculation of parts. These feeders have fed parts such as steering racks, strut piston rods, copy machine rolls, axle shafts and many other shaft type parts. The Automatic Shaft Hopper Feeder permits the Robottturn to operate at maximum capacity and to feed the material end-to-end. This reduces machine maintenance and increases production as much as 35 percent over manual feeding. The operator needs only to keep the table loaded.

Robotturn multi pallet in-out feeder

Standard stocker -Stacking and non-stacking pallets

The most standardised solution to cover a wide range of round or non-round, symmetrical or non-symmetrical workpieces to feed-in, is the Pallet Feeder. Basically there are 2 types: stacking type or flat non-stacking type. The Pallet Jigs can be easily designed and manufactured locally if required to suit the input casting or forging or cut bars of varied shapes. For round workpieces, the simple 3-pole setting design adds to flexibility and reduction in set-up change time as well.

Quick Workpiece Palletizing Two-axis, Swivel head gantry loader allows for easy and quick palletizing of different shape and size parts through flexible teaching positions. The loader hand allows work loading/unloading on stacking, Non-stacking type work feeders, Conveyors, Positioning units, Chutes etc. and irregular shape parts loading/unloading similar to robot hand.

Robotturn Long Schaft thru feeding

Long shaft thru feeder, no robot or in combination with robot

 

Shaft Thru Feeders are designed to feed longer cut to length bars, tubes and machined parts with a wide diameter range but longer than the Z-axis stroke of the lathe. Parts are hand stacked, bundle loaded or with modifications to the hopper loaded from a conveyor from a previous operation. This type of feeder is very suitable for long-thin parts applications. The parts are optional elevated from a bunker on singular elevator pads then discharged rolling into a magazine, then pushed thru to spindle into the machine against a stopper. 

These feeders have fed parts such as steering racks, piston rods, copy machine rolls, axle shafts, shock absorber shafts,  and many other shaft type parts. The Automatic Shaft Thru Feeder permits the Robottturn to operate at maximum capacity and to feed the material end-to-end. This reduces machine maintenance and increases production. The operator needs only to keep the table loaded.

Robotturn vibrating bowl in-out feeding

Vibratory feeders

 

Vibratory bowl feeders are the most common device used to feed components in Industrial Assembly Automation Applications. Vibratory feeders are self-contained systems, comprising of a specially tooled bowl feeder that orients the components, a vibrating drive unit upon which the bowl feeder is mounted and a variable-amplitude control box.

 The bowl feeder, including an out feed accumulation track to convey parts along and discharge into the assembly machine are supplied in many shapes and sizes. The drive unit vibrates the bowl feeder, forcing the parts to move up a circular, inclined track. The track is designed to sort and orient the parts in consistent, repeatable positions. The track length, width, and depth are carefully chosen to suit the application and component shape and size. Special track coatings are applied according to shape size and material of the parts which aids traction, damage to the product and lower acoustic levels. A variable speed control box is used for controlling the vibration of the bowl feeder and stops the flow of parts to the out feed track via sensors.

Vibratory feeders offer a cost-effective alternative to manual labour, saving manufacturer’s time and labour costs. Several factors must be considered when selecting a parts feeder, including the form and weight of the part, application, material properties, and product volume.

Sample of Vibratory bowl for auto loading small tube formed parts

Robotturn simple tray in-out feeding

Parts trays

The parts trays have interchangeable perforated plates, they can accommodate all item types and can be replaced by thin plate feeding for edge bending. It enables the production of medium and large size series in a fully automated four-shift operation. Manual intervention is limited to simply filling the parts trays and/or replacing the feeder. The parts trays are easy to replace in a few seconds on both sides. Dimension and capacity of trays is not limited in size or quantity!  

Increased production :  The solution makes it possible to introduce light out production;
Good investment :  The typical return on investment is less than 1 year
 

Dual tray with interchangeable plates Samples

Few Samples of made trays for our customers

Robotturn Multi tray in-out feeder

Robotturn Multi tray feeder is expanded with a lift module that automatically switches the trays with the parts to be processed. The capacity is increased from 1 to 8 part trays. The solution makes it possible to run a fully automated 4-shift operation, or introduce unmanned night shifts where any downtime can be notifed by a text message. The manual input is limited to supervising the machine, pre-flling the parts trays and replacing the trays on a mover once per 4-shift operation.
 

Robotturn bunker infeeding

Hopper Feeders - Bunker feeders - bulk hopper feeder

Hopper Feeders - bunker feeders are designed specifically to automatically feed random loaded sliding, rolling headed or hanging parts with different diameter ranges. Parts are elevated and gravity fed into chutes with various orienting devices designed to provide a continuous flow of product. These feeders may be used to feed all types of parts randomly dropped in the bunker container.  The automatic feeding process from bulk is proven to be more cost effective by eliminating expensive hand labor of feeding and saving time lost by handling parts manually.  The Automatic bunker Hopper Feeder permits the Robottturn to operate at maximum capacity and to feed the material end-to-end. This reduces machine maintenance and increases production as much as 35 percent over manual feeding. The operator needs only to keep the bunker loaded with bulk parts.

Robotturn with Transportbelt for in- and outfeed

in- out feed by mean of simple transport belt with auto centering unit, quality control chute and cleaning station

Robotturn Flexycell

CNC Robotized Turning Cells with Standard Tending Solutions that Improves Productivity and Lowers Cost.

The evolutive tending robot CNC turning machine automation

Industry 4.0 is a revolution in motion.

Robotturn offers you the possibility to join the move at your own pace, taking over the repetitive tasks of loading and unloading of your CNC machines. 

Your needs are evolving?

Robotturn can be adapted; at any time, it is indeed very easy to change the storage system, to better fit your requirements. 

You want a 100% custom made solution?

Don't hesitate and contact our engineers! 

Experienced cnc engineers and metalworkers, supported by continuous R&D efforts, developed the solution to perfectly respond to the needs of machining companies. Designed and developed in Belgium respecting highest quality standards, Robotturn grows with your company

 

 

Do you want to know all about our Robotturn ?

Call "Patrick" +32 (0)475736351 (Belgium)

He will explain you all about our Machines.

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