Comau + OLIVERO for TEKSID (case070)
Two Comau NJ-290 foundry version robots download parts from sand forming machine, and perform loading and downloading of parts to an oven and for final palletizing.
The App video showcases the try-out phase of the automatic line at Olivero plant (the sand forming machine and intermediate automatic oven are not present).
The robotic line consists of two Comau 6-axes robot arms. The first NJ-290-3.0 Foundry robot is placed at the starting line and the second at the final point. The overall line is controlled by a Plc Siemens TIA Portal.
The first robot, after a manipulation of the pieces, places them in an automatic oven which brings the pieces to the second robot, which palettizes the objects.
- Flexibility of the automation to change produced parts.
- Production efficiency for the use of robots in an environment where human operator presence is limited due to issues of high temperatures, weights and dust (foundry)
- Cost reduction in terms of executing the operation with complicated and inefficient manual tools.
- Precision and quality of painting and part cleaning.
- Production capacity by number of operations and machine cycle time.
Robot 1 unloads the part from the sand forming machine, brushes, immerses it in a paint tank and puts the pieces on an oven load (not present) that heat-fixes the paint. It can also manage a drawing exchange when needed.
Robot 2 downloads the products from the oven, palletizes the objects in 4 racks inserted manually by the operator on several floors.
The robots are placed on a steel base connected to the controller and to the Plc (Ethernet/IP).
Automatic tool change to manage 2 different fixed drawings in according to the type of piece.
Automatic fences open and close according to the loading position of robot 2. The robot can work from one side or the other, and a door on the back of the cubicle avoids unintended access by operators. The doors open on request or at the end of the load cycle.