Metal working with material handling robotics

May 30, 2013

A material handling robot can pick up a large piece of heavy duty machine metal an d transfer it very easily and quickly to the necessary location. Automating your metal working process will help advance your cycle times and complete the tasks more efficiently.


As the world pop­u­la­tion con­tin­ues to grow, the demand for prod­ucts increas­es as well. Man­u­fac­tur­ers in every indus­try are start­ing to turn to mate­r­i­al han­dling automa­tion to han­dle part trans­fer, machine load­ing and unload­ing, and pal­letiz­ing, as well as oth­er types for mate­r­i­al han­dling processes.

While it may take a human sev­er­al min­utes to trans­fer a piece of sheet met­al from one machine to anoth­er to make the dif­fer­ent bends and stamps the piece needs, a mate­r­i­al han­dling robot using vac­u­um grip­pers can pick up the same piece of met­al and quick­ly trans­fer from one sta­tion to another.

Sheet met­al mate­r­i­al han­dling robots also come in handy when mov­ing large parts that are unable to be lift­ed by humans man­u­al­ly. Unlike fixed machines, that are not user-friend­ly dur­ing part changeover, large pay­load capac­i­ty robots are able to speed up pro­duc­tion by pro­cess­ing the same parts quick­er and more accurately.

Mate­r­i­al han­dling sheet met­al robots are also more cost effec­tive with flex­i­ble grip­pers that can be inter­changed and min­i­mal floor space use, unlike fixed, expen­sive machines.

Fanuc, Motoman and KUKA robot­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers have large pay­load mod­els that can be used in sheet met­al mate­r­i­al han­dling. Robots​.com pro­vides robot­ics solu­tions from Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA, can cus­tomize these large pay­load robots to fit our cus­tomers’ unique needs.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about sheet met­al mate­r­i­al han­dling robot­ics, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881. Our sales depart­ment and design team will work hand in hand to build you a sys­tem to fit all your large pay­load capac­i­ty needs.

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