The handling unit implements what are called pick-and-place applications, in which workpieces are picked up from one location and placed at another one. The three-axis Handling Unit covers a work area of 270°. In this work area, any position can be approached. The drive uses a DC motor with integrated rotary encoder. Both the vertical and the horizontal axis are driven by distortion-safe pneumatic cylinders. In order to hold the workpieces, the manipulator is equipped with a vacuum suction device.
Combined with other mechatronic Functional Units, the Handling Unit can, for example, do the following:
Pick up workpieces from a belt conveyor and feed them to a press / an Assembly Unit for further processing
Pick up workpieces from a belt conveyor and transfer them to an ASRS for storage