Solution for a mobile palletizing cell for the wine industry

Our customer INGETECH which developed a turnkey solution for a mobile palletizing cell for the wine industry. They needed a vacuum system which helps to move boxes up to 10 kg containing wine bottles. The vacuum system had to be designed to ensure a safe grip during movements compensating the leaks due to product porosity and the moments caused by its low center of gravity with respect to the base. The components needed to be compact and fit with the available space and to be as light as possible in order to leave the payload capacity of the robot for the handled products. GIMATIC provided the vacuum system with suction cups and a high flow vacuum generator. Ingetech Robotics, focused on the design and manufacture of compact palletizing cells, has found in GIMATIC a reliable and trustworthy technological partner that ensures continuous technical advice to provide you with the best solutions for your turnkey projects.

– GIMATIC IBERIA, S.L.

Special cutting station for plastic parts for automotive

Gimatic delivers many sprue cutting stations every year as well as EOATs, all over the world.

Sprue cutting process can be on the EOAT before placing parts on the conveyor, or sprue cutters can be placed on the conveyor and parts can be carried to the cutters by the same robot which is used for picking parts from injection machine. Sometimes it may not be possible with these two methods. In this case it is necessary to add another process for sprue cutting by creating a dedicated cutting station.
Gimatic Romania has designed a special cutting station for Novares which is a manufacturer of plastic parts for automotive.
It is important to realize supports with precise machining to fix parts correctly and to guarantee staying inside tolerances. Creating soft touch and non marking surfaces help us not to damage plastic parts. Detecting parts and sensors to monitor system, safety barriers to get operators work safe and many other factors let us reach the success.
– GIMATIC SISTEME RO SRL

EOAT for picking parts from injection molding with 8 cavities

The customer is producing tiny parts which are falling down from the mold after the opening. The challenge was picking them from the correct position without damaging. It was not possible to use suction cups or standard sprue grippers. We have realized a creative solution with 3D printer. Using assembly holes on our standard parallel gripper GS, we have assembled centering pins to the gripper body as a support to the gripper fingers. Then we design special fingers to fix the part between support and fingers. Finally, we were able to pick and place the part without any deformation on the surface since our solution has given the opportunity to be in contact with the part surface from a small area and during limited time.
– GIMATIC CZECH REPUBLIC S.R.O

KIT ASSITA by GJP “collaborative” look and modular 3D fingers

The customer was looking for a gripper with a “collaborative” aspect , easy to install and use. They also wanted to be able to manipulate different objects with the same fingers.
They found our gripper MPLM2535P interesting, but they wanted to have a different exterior design and customize the finger design as well.

We offer the customer the possibility to manipulate objects with different morphologies with the same finger designed in 3D.
Simplicity of installation and control, within 5 minutes the Costumer had it installed and working.

– GIMATIC IBERIA, S.L.

High speed electric grippers for assembly machines

Coster is a producer of cosmetics and health devices. They wanted to avoid pneumatic circuit on the gripping systems of the assembly machines. They were looking for simple solutions.
At the beginning they checked the standard electric gripper solution. But they immediately understand that the standard grippers were too slow (1 Hz) for the application since the cycle of their machines are very fast.
Gimatic started to study a new solution to make a faster gripper. After few technical changes, Gimatic created the faster electric gripper MPPM1606V with 2 Hz frequency.
Gimatic is the only one who can provide them a Plug & play compact electric gripper with 2Hz Frequency.
-GIMATRADE

EOAT for IML of conical bucket

Customer needed to insert in the mold two big labels to decorate by IML process of a conical bucket. The 2 labels of 180º each are covering together the 360º of the bucket external side. At the same time the EOAT has to take off the finished part from the opposite side of the mold.
End customer has a trust in project members by his previous experience.
Together with CAROTEX, Gimatic Spain designed the plastic jig with the necessary number of electrodes to leave the labels fixed inside the mold without wrinkles as well as the vacuum circuit to hold the labels on the Jig. The EOAT include a rotary actuator so that the operator can load each label from the upper side.
Gimatic RT-35 rotary actuator, MFI profiles & brackets and suction cups are used on this project.
End customer already knew Gimatic Plastic components and has very good opinion of the brand. Carotex valued in Gimatic Iberia the know how about how to design Plastic Injection mold extraction EOATs & integrate IML solution in it. The excellent cooperation between Gimatic, expert in Plastic EOAT, and Carotex, expert in IML solutions, led to a joint offer which convinced the customer.
-GIMATIC IBERIA S.L

Steel sheet inserted plastic injection production

The customer requests EOAT with two cavities. One side of the plastic parts has to be rotated, clipped and checked on the EOAT during robot movement. Using a combination of linear, angular and other actuators, with the help of the 3D printing service it was possible to do the clipping and checking of the parts on the EOAT. Following Gimatic products are used on the EOAT; for gripping the parts OFR-G finger gripper, for linear movement OFB guided cylinders, for angular movement OFN tilt unit, for checking and gripping custom 3D printed parts are used on OFN tilt units. With Gimatic central 3D printer service, it is possible to track and replicate custom parts. This project has been possible with wide range of Gimatic components. Customer has reduced his process time by automatically picking plastic parts in meantime clipping and checking it on the EOAT during part transfer from mold to conveyor.
-GIMATIC AUTOMATION ENGINEERING (CHANGSHU) CO., LTD

Gimatic EOAT for EXTRACTION -TRANSPORT & CLIPPING

The customer requests EOAT with two cavities. One side of the plastic parts has to be rotated, clipped and checked on the EOAT during robot movement. Using a combination of linear, angular and other actuators, with the help of the 3D printing service it was possible to do the clipping and checking of the parts on the EOAT. Following Gimatic products are used on the EOAT; for gripping the parts OFR-G finger gripper, for linear movement OFB guided cylinders, for angular movement OFN tilt unit, for checking and gripping custom 3D printed parts are used on OFN tilt units. With Gimatic central 3D printer service, it is possible to track and replicate custom parts. This project has been possible with wide range of Gimatic components. Customer has reduced his process time by automatically picking plastic parts in meantime clipping and checking it on the EOAT during part transfer from mold to conveyor.
– GIMATIC IBERIA, S.L. 

Gimatic EOAT for medical tubes

Problems:
Automobile instrument panel is an important part of automobile interior. The modeling part of this part is complex. The surface of many products is also textured which cannot be picked out by vacuum cups. And there is also one bumper in this project that has to be picked out from cavity side. At present, it is a common problem to take parts of automobile plastic parts from cavity side.

How to use GIMATIC products solve them?
GIMATIC components are standardized products, which can be made into the most suitable shape according to the modeling of products. When the surface is textured, we can use OFR gripper at the edge of the product and cooperate with the front suction cup to hold the product out. In this case, even if the suction cup is not vaccumized, the product can be taken out smoothly. As for the problem of taking parts from cavity side, we will describe it separately in another Case.

Non-marking EOAT for plastic parts

Problems:
Automobile instrument panel is an important part of automobile interior. The modeling part of this part is complex. The surface of many products is also textured which cannot be picked out by vacuum cups. And there is also one bumper in this project that has to be picked out from cavity side. At present, it is a common problem to take parts of automobile plastic parts from cavity side.

How to use GIMATIC products solve them?
GIMATIC components are standardized products, which can be made into the most suitable shape according to the modeling of products. When the surface is textured, we can use OFR gripper at the edge of the product and cooperate with the front suction cup to hold the product out. In this case, even if the suction cup is not vaccumized, the product can be taken out smoothly. As for the problem of taking parts from cavity side, we will describe it separately in another Case.