Flexible parts feeding combined with robots opens up new possibilities in practically every industrial field. This cost-optimized and flexible solution for singulating and aligning small and large components ensures compliance with quality demands – also with sensitive products. The MELFA EasyFeed solution with Asyril permits space-saving cells for machine feeding systems in innovative automation installations
- Flexible 3-axis vibrating table
- Simple setup and parameter adjustment
- Control via the robot program
- Integrated Backlight & tool-free quick-change system of the vibrating plate
When single or different components must be fed to a machine, classical vibratory feeder systems (i.e. bowl feeders) require lots of space, and every component change is costly and time-consuming. Recirculation systems involving many cycles can damage the components, and sometimes defective parts are permanently transported through the process. Consequently, there is a lack of flexibility to changing parts, and adaptations to new applications are only possible with considerable time expense and further investments.
Feeding with robots
Already now, MELFA robots enable the adaptability of processes to be optimized. Nonetheless, also classical systems such as 3-D cameras for retrieving from a container or simple shaking feeders frequently have limits. It is precisely for these cases that MELFA EasyFeed with Asyril offers a suitable solution
3-axis vibrating table
Thanks to the 3-axis vibration tables developed by Asyril, MELFA robots are able to exhibit their full flexibility and speed for component singulation and orientation. In addition, various options such as the integrated backlight or tool-free quick change system of the vibrating plate, help to detect components accurately and adapt them to different requirements. Moreover, the quick-exchange plates which consist of milled or printed plastic
can be fitted with integral pallet structures, so that e.g. cylindrical components can be pre-oriented or prevented from rolling. Optional side walls with an automated chute (fast emptying) simply discard excess components from the work area.