Metal working with material handling robotics
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. RobotWorx, a certified integrator for 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 RobotWorx today online or at 740-383-8383. Our sales department and design team will work hand in hand to build you a system to fit all your large payload capacity needs.