This two-fold scara robot set-up is designed for the punching and pick & placing of metal parts. The machine is integrated in an fully automatic production line.
The parts are supplied from the production line. Entering the machine, ten products are punched at once and moved to the conveyor belt by an Omron Adept robot. This robot uses a tenfold vacuum gripper with pitch translation for the task. In the meantime, each part is identified by a vision system by using a matrix code printed on each product. The matrix code is communicated to the network of the production line and retrieves information about the rejection/approval of each part. If a part is rejected, it is deposited during the transportation from punch to conveyor belt.
At the end of the short conveyor belt, 500 parts are simultaneously transferred tot the next production machine by the second Omron scara robot with a magnetic gripper.
There were two different scara robots used in this set-up. This decision was based on the requirements for each task. The first robot is faster and has a cycle time of 2,5 seconds. The second robot was chosen for its payload of 20 kg as it must carry 500 parts in addition to the robust magnetic gripper.
This project was completed in 2020.