The Shot blasting loading manipulator is a line loading and unloading system for the internal sandblasting of the gas cylinders. It can be installed inside the load and unloading line for shot blasting machined, but it can also be used for other production purposes.
It is a 6-axis manipulator, but if needed, solutions can be studied with fewer movements.
The movements allowed are:
The support frame of the manipulator is built in drawn iron and sheets of excellent quality while that onef the body is made with 25mm thick iron sheets to be solid and long lasting.
The pliers are universal: they are therefore designed to grip each cylinder in the range produced by the customer.
Rotations are possible thanks to the presence of excellent quality washers and systems consisting of motor and gearbox with encoder.
The translation is fast and precise and is performed thanks to a system consisting of a worm screw, a ball screw nut and a reducer and motor with encoder.
The shot blasting loading manipulator runs on rails and is held in guide by both a lower and an upper carriage. The lower carriage has four steel wheels and runs on hardened guides, while the upper one has a system consisting of guides with bushings that slide on the rod. It can therefore carry even the heaviest of the customer’s products and arm extended, without having sealing problems.
The raising and lowering of the body, the extension of the arm and the closing of the pliers are done with hydraulic cylinders.
The grippers have double hydraulic cylinders which guarantee a strong and safe grip, even with the heaviest of products and of course, also in motion.
Cheaper than a similar robot and is more compact having a limited reach to the service area and therefore does not require very large protected areas.
It is controlled by a PLC so it does not require the intervention of a programmer specialized in robotics in case of maintenance or software changes.