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Aylesbury Automation has supplied 2K Polymer Systems with a fully automated robotic production cell solution to check weigh and pack cartridges.

The machine check weighs a range of cartridges and palletises them, ready for transfer to the next process.

One complete part is checked every three seconds.

After filling, the cartridges are moved from the outlet of the cartridge filling and assembly machine by a Denso VS-6577, six-axis robot.

The robot is equipped with a range of grippers to ensure all different styles of cartridges can be picked.

The robot places each cartridge into a purpose-built weigh station.

The check weight of each style of cartridge is selected from the Denso Robot Teach Pendant, which is also the system’s HMI.

Cartridges that pass the check-weigh station’s tolerance limits are placed systematically into a grey storage container.

Rejected cartridges are placed in an adjacent reject bin.

To minimise floor space, product storage containers are fed using a powered, L-shaped conveyor.

When each container is filled, it is automatically discharged from the loading position and the next empty container transferred, ready for processing.

Filled cartridges are transferred to a holding station during storage container changeover.

All the machine’s functions are coordinated by the multi-tasking robot controller using Devicenet I/O.

Six background tasks operate to control 256 I/O points and all status and error messages are shown on the robot HMI.

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