Machine Sync, based on long experience of robotized machine tending, further increases the output of robot production by coordinating the opening and closing of the machine, thereby reducing cycle time. Furthermore, by synchronizing the opening and closing, robot wear will be reduced and collisions can be avoided.
Increasing production output
The obvious benefit of Machine Sync is the reduced extraction time, thereby improving machine cycle time and increasing production output. In a typical case with an injection moulding machine in the range of 3000 tons moulding a typical automotive part and an IRB 6650 shelf robot, the saving in extraction time using synchronized early enter and early closing is above 10 per cent. Extrapolating this number for a machine running three shifts all year round with an extraction time of 10 seconds and a complete cycle time of 30 seconds would yield 35,000 more parts produced.
Machine tending and material handling, especially injection moulding, die casting, machine tools and press tending.