Gear loading station


In a loading and unloading unit of a tractor manufacturer, semi-finished products (gear wheels) needed to be inserted into a hydraulic expansion chuck of a grinding machine. Other challenges included the machine's internal loading and unloading over a distance of two meters, short cycle times and a large range of components.


A loading concept was developed as a solution. It consisted of a two-meter servo axis for loading/unloading, a rugged but sensitive XYZ axis compensation module for placing the gear wheels on a clamping mandrel and a 180° swivel unit for changing between semi-finished and finished parts. The large range of components was made possible by a gripper jaw quick-change system.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • Drive AC servo motor
  • Gripping force safety device for spring
Technical Data
Drive typePNEUELE
Max. gripping force3100 [N]
Gripping conceptFORM
Gripping safety deviceFED
Max. stroke40 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight250 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight15 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature80 [°C]


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