Machine for automatical insertion and orientation of semi-finished products into a hydraulic press.
Frauenthal Automotive Hustopeče
With a market share of over 60%, Frauenthal Automotive is by far the largest manufacturer of airtanks in Europe.
The customer needed to solve an automatical insertion and removal of airtank bottoms into/from a hydraulic press after finished operation.
The intend was to replace incovnenient robotical workplace by a modern automatical key made equipment.
We proposed a two axis manipulator with clamping head.
The bottom of the airtanks is transported into the manipulator by a roller conveyor. The bottoms are separated by stoppers and the last one is lifted into a gripping position. The manipulator clamps the botom, turns it by 180° and puts it into the hydraulic press.