Nest­ing with 999 bel­low suc­tion cups – Eu­rotech builds eT-Grip­per suc­tion box for use in robots

When­ev­er mul­ti­ple parts need to be sawn, lasered or punched out of a board, man­u­al re­moval of these pieces can be very la­bo­ri­ous and time-con­sum­ing. Vac­u­um tech­nol­o­gy turns this task in­to a piece of cake. Eu­rotech has de­vel­oped a spe­cial size of suc­tion box in the eT-Grip­per prod­uct fam-ily for use in nest­ing plants. The de­vice com­bines with a robot.

The suc­tion box, built for a renowned fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­er and glass pro­cess­ing com­pa­ny, is a robot at­tach­ment made from alu­mini­um. The robot re­moves a com­plete set of cut fur­ni­ture com­po­nents from a nest­ing plant, mak­ing them avail­able for sort­ing and fur­ther pro­cess­ing.

 

Thanks to its bel­low suc­tion cups, the eT-Grip­per can iso­late a wide range of dif­fer­ent shapes from the chip­boards, which are ten to twelve mil­lime­tres thick. Round parts are no more dif­fi­cult than an­gu­lar draw­er fronts. Even larg­er parts such as doors are no prob­lem for the suc­tion box, which is con­sid­er­ably larg­er than the oth­er prod­ucts of its fam­i­ly at a size of 800 x 2400 mil­lime­tres. A to­tal of 999 bel­low suc­tion cups of the type BSC 32 E are in­stalled in­side the suc­tion box.

 

The bel­low suc­tion cups are prefer­able over a suc­tion mat for this type of task, as they can be op­er­at­ed sep­a­rate­ly de­pend­ing on the shape of the piece to be drawn in. Un­nec­es­sary ma­te­ri­al around the pieces is not drawn in; it re­mains in place and can be dis­posed of eas­i­ly once all use­ful parts have been re­moved.

 

A thin pro­file was used for the suc­tion box, al­low­ing for a rel­a­tive­ly low weight de­spite its enor­mous size. In com­bi­na­tion with the con­struc­tive de­sign of the robot sup­port at the lo­ca­tion of the cus­tomer and that of the suc­tion box it­self, the de­vice can lift up to 80 kg.

 

Thanks to its op­ti­mised, re­li­able hold­ing pow­er, the eT-Grip­per prod­uct fam­i­ly by Eu­rotech is suit­able for a wide range of dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries and fields. Eu­rotech users ben­e­fit from a mod­u­lar con­struc­tion sys­tem with a large num­ber of com­bi­na­tion and com­ple­men­tary sys­tems. The vac­u­um spe­cial­ist sup­plies both stan­dard and cus­tom de­vices.

 

 

 

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