From concept to detailed design
Do you have a clear idea of the solution that will take your production to the next level?
A solid engineering phase helps to convert the idea into a concrete realisation.
We divide the development from idea to machine into different phases. We sit down together in regular design reviews to work towards the best implementation.
With our many years of experience in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software and precision mechanics, we have everything in-house to deliver a complete 3D CAD design plus electronics and software.
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Within our team, we have a expertise of all needed disciplines; mechanical, electrical and software.
The mechanical engineers are responsible for the physical components and structure of the machine. They design the machine and all its moving elements.
The electrical engineers look for the right electrical components that are needed to get movement into the machine. They are also responsible for implementing the various sensors that are used in the machine.
Our software engineers write the software that controls the machine, they take care of the integration with other systems and provide the machine with a user-friendly interface.
For over 35 years
Our engineering expertise
We have developed in specific areas of expertise:
- Precision positioning
- Micro assembly
- Product handling
- High-end machine control
- Medical and high-tech production technologies
Our strength lies in complex automation issues where creativity and innovation are a must. Our clients are often positively surprised by the solutions we offer them.
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Double scara robot set-up
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 machine is designed for fully automatic punching of rubber belts. The machine is easy to adjust to the width and pitch of the belt. Various punch blocks are included which can easily be exchanged for flexible use of the machine. After feeding the belt and setting the correct parameters on the HMI, the punching machine can punch fully automatically. By using mainly pneumatic valves, the maintenance requirement of the machine is low, which is ideal for the customer.