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Trade show machine – custom machine engineering
by esmo automation

We have designed, developed, and manufactured this custom machine for representational purposes, in order to demonstrate our professional expertise and know-how in the sector of custom machine engineering at trade shows, exhibitions, and other events. Milled plastic components are conveyed from a vibratory bowl feeder, and picked up by an individually automated robotic system. The triplex gripping device of the robot picks the components up and linearly places them in front of a 3D measuring unit.

A conveyor system transports all good components to an indicated laser marking system – any faulty components are separated.

After the vision system has conducted an automated, optical quality check of all laser marked components, an axis system places the components on another conveyor system "on-the-fly" – any faulty components are separated here as well.

In order to create a closed cycle for demonstration purposes, all components finally are returned to the singulating system, i.e. the vibratory bowl feeder.

As mentioned before, the esmo automation trade show machine represents only a few of the numerous and most diverse possibilities of esmo automation custom machine engineering.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Stäubli Tec-Systems GmbH
Robotics
https://www.staubli.com/en-us/robotics/

linear systems/gantry axes:
Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.festo.com

control technology:
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.beckhoff.com/

 Trade Show Machine – a Custom Machine by esmo automation
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Handling of moulded parts in custom machine engineering

For this project of esmo automation custom machine engineering, we designed and realized this individually automated custom machine for an international group of companies. The machine demoulds sensitive moulded parts (soap on plastic bodies), conducts quality checks of the parts, and packages them afterwards.

A gantry system picks up/removes the moulded parts from their moulds which are transported to the plant via a chain conveyor system. The gantry system then positions three components at a time next to each other on a link chain conveyor system where an elaborate camera vision system, equipped with 12 lenses, checks the components from all sides and angles.

Faulty parts are separated via pressure surges, whereas all good parts are placed on work piece carriers by two high-speed SCARA robots in 0.33 sec per part cycles.

The work piece carriers are conveyed and fed to the plant in stacks, singulated, and then provided to the robots for loading in an automated process.

After an automatic loading process, these work piece carriers are conveyed to an integrated stacking unit from where they can be removed manually.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Stäubli Tec-Systems GmbH
Robotics
https://www.staubli.com/en-us/robotics/

cameras:
Basler AG
https://www.baslerweb.com/en/products/cameras/

control technology:
Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation GmbH
https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Programmable-Controllers

gantry systems:
Bosch Rexroth AG
https://www.boschrexroth.com/en/us/products/product-groups/linear-motion-technology/linear-motion-systems/index

 Handling of Moulded Parts
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Handling of deep-drawn plastic parts in custom machine engineering

esmo automation designed and realized a custom machine for separating/singulating deep-drawn plastic parts and making them available for subsequent filling. The contracting authority for this project of esmo custom machine engineering was a globally operating, publicly traded company belonging to the customer base of esmo automation.

The challenge here was to deal with the tolerances of the plastic parts as well as to implement the cycle time requested by the customer accordingly. From a storage container, the plastic parts are conveyed to two vibratory bowl feeders. After being singulated, they are transported to a separating unit via parallel linear conveyor lines. There they are picked up by a 6-axis robot and fed to the filling system.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Universal Robots (Germany ) GmbH
https://www.universal-robots.com/products/ur10-robot/

control technology:
Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation GmbH
https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Programmable-Controllers

custom machine engineering – handling of deep-drawn plastic parts
Handling of deep-drawn plastic parts in custom machine engineering
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Web width measurement for printing machines

A web width measuring system was developed and implemented by esmo automation in order to determine the web width of the paper in various types of printing systems, and to offer the printing machine operator the possibility of counteracting irregularities in the web width by means of subsequent processes.

The web width measuring system has a modular design in order to use it with little adaptation in printing machines of different manufacturers as well as with different paper widths.

Our customer is an internationally renowned manufacturer of high-quality, printed decor papers. The printed products are used in the wood processing industry as wood and stone replicas or even fantasy decors for optical surface design in the kitchen, furniture, and flooring sector as well as for interior finishing.

Within the framework of this project, we designed and manufactured 180 web width measuring systems.

Amongst others, we integrated products/components
from the following manufacturers:

actuators:
Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.festo.com

sensor technology:
SICK AG
https://www.sick.com/us/en/about-sick/sensor-intelligence-to-organize-the-factory-of-the-future/w/business-fields/

control technology:
Siemens AG
https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/automation/systems/industrial.html

Web width measurement for printing machines

Assembly and inspection systems for reversing sensors

In this project, esmo automation developed and built a system for the assembly and visual inspection of reversing sensors for motor vehicles.

Various sensor types are processed in one system, then packed into different trays and stacked. Depending on the respective sensor type, the cycle time per sensor will vary between 3.5 and 4.2 seconds.

The modularly built system consists of four assembled modules which are interconnected via a joint control system. A total of seven camera systems are used for visual inspection and error detection. Additionally, the system is equipped with two SCARA robots, a freely programmable rotary indexing table as well as two portal systems.

Our customer, a publicly listed French automotive supplier, is a globally operating original equipment manufacturer for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. The independent group of companies specializes in the development, manufacture, and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the OEM and retrofit markets.

Within the framework of this project, esmo automation designed and manufactured a total of three assembly and inspection system for reversing sensors, for which products/components from the following manufacturers among others were used:

actuators:
Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.festo.com

Bosch Rexroth AG
https://www.boschrexroth.com 

Stäubli Tec-Systems GmbH
https://www.staubli.com

SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
https://schunk.com

sensor technology:
SICK AG
https://www.sick.com/us/en/about-sick/sensor-intelligence-to-organize-the-factory-of-the-future/w/business-fields/

camera technology:
senswork GmbH
https://senswork.com

control technology:
Siemens AG
https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/automation/systems/industrial.html

 

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