ROBOTIC LOAD UNLOAD OF RIVETING MACHINES
Customer Requirement: A robotic system to pick up, orient, and present two halves of a heat shield to a riveter for joining and to offload the finished product.
MESH designed, manufactured, and installed a customizable system that used a KUKA robot and custom end-of-arm tooling to do the following:
- Pick up two halves of the heat shield from alignment part nests
- Present the heat shield parts to the riveter to clinch four rivets, forming one part
- Place the joined part onto an outfeed conveyor
- Cycle Rate: 40 seconds
THE KUKA KR10 R900 6-AXIS ROBOT WAS SELECTED FOR ITS 901.5MM REACH AND 10KG PAYLOAD TO EXTEND TO THE TOOL NEST, RIVETER, AND OUTFEED CONVEYOR AND PART ROTATION
THIS RIVET SETTER WAS USED TO FIXED TWO HALVES OF THE SHIELD TOGETHER FORMING ONE PART.
CUSTOM END-OF-ARM TOOLING
MESH’S VACCUM-TYPE END-OF-ARM TOOLING WAS CONSTRUCTED WITH LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM AND USED TO GRIP THE TWO HALVES OF THE HEAT SHIELD AT ONCE AND SUCCESSFULLY HOLD THEM IT IN PLACE DURING RIVETING
OUTFEED CONVEYORONE STANDARD 24″ BELT CONVEYOR WAS USED TO MOVE PARTS OUT OF THE CELL
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