The workcell pictured was made by Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing for the tube fabrication industry. We integrated a Fanuc M6iB robot into the system for the loading and unloading of end formers. Before manufacturing the workcell, we used Roboguide Simulation software to create a cell layout. In addition, we generated a series of plans and elevation views to ensure the unit would be manufactured to exact customer specifications.
Wauseon Machine’s top engineering team manufactured all of the various workcell components, including the central control panel, which housed an Allen Bradley Panel View 600 HMI. We also made all end of arm tooling and perimeter guarding. Once the necessary workcell parts were fabricated, we transported the components to our customer’s facility, where the final equipment was set-up and installed. This project was completed within a short, 12- to 16-week lead time.
The finished workcell measures 15’ x 20’, and can run tubing of various diameters from 3/8” to ¾”. The FANUC robot performs the following functions:
The robot can complete this cycle within 12 seconds. Wauseon Machine designed, manufactured, and integrated a robotic end forming workcell that fulfilled all of our client’s requirements for high performance and quality.
|Tube Dimensions||To Run Tube Diameters of:
|Workcell Components||Vertical/Horizontal Gravity Track Tube Loader M6iB Robot
|Workcell Function||Robot Transfers Tube from Loader to End Former
Unloads End Formed Tube and Loads Tube From Loader
Robot Transfers End Formed Tube to End Finisher
Unloads Tube and Loads Tube from End Former
Robot Transfers Grooved Tube to End Former
Unloads Tube and Loads Tube From End Finisher
Robot Transfers Tube from End Finisher to Unload Tray
|Cycle Time||12 Seconds|
|Industry for Use||Manufacturing|
|Turn Around Time||12-16 Weeks|
|Product Name||Robotic End Forming Workcell|