Shear Machine Tending with Fanuc R-2000iA

Project Summary:

RobotWorx integrated a material handling / shear machine tending solution to fit precise cycle, part, and work envelope specifications for a parts manufacturer.

Application Goals:

  • Material Handling: Integrate a robot to pick up bar stock weighing as much as 140lbs and then stack them neatly.
  • Tooling Feasibility: Integrate and test pre-existing magnetic gripper EOAT for suitability.
  • Handling Stations: Recreate the shear machines 20 degree angled pick point and stacking area. Test feasibility. Limit robot range to specific work envelope.
  • Speed: Meet cycle time requirement with a full handling cycle in six seconds or less.
  • Versatility: Robot and EOAT had to be able to accommodate parts of different weights.

RobotWorx Solution Details:

  1. Fanuc R-2000iA - Reconditioned, 6-axis robot provided the reach (2650mm horizontal), speed, and payload (165kg) capabilities necessary to handle the tending.
  2. Controller - Fanuc RJ3iB controller and teach pendant provide user-friendly, advanced control for all robot functionality and movement.
  3. Software - Robot was outfitted with Fanuc licensed software for material handling applications.
  4. Operator Station - This interface provides a number of standard controls for safety and operation.

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