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.
- Drive AC servo motor
- Gripping force safety device for spring
|Max. gripping force||3100 [N]|
|Gripping safety device||FED|
|Max. stroke||40 [mm]|
|System weight||250 [kg]|
|Max. workpiece weight||15 [kg]|
|Max. workpiece temperature||80 [°C]|