Scandinavian Robotics AB have a long experience of robot systems that started within Transman AB which has delivered about 200 gantry robots for many different applications through the last 20 years.
In the year of 2000, Transman delivered a set-up robot to Krupp Thyssen in Germany. The concept was developed further during several years and related to that Scandinavian Robotics AB was founded by Johnny Andersson together with the investment company Kvarnen AB.
In 2008 the first robot built on the new concept and delivered to Lamiere Tagliate in Italy, and in 2011 we delivered a robot to Tresoldi Metalli in Italy
In the beginning of 2012 we delivered a complete robot with two washing machines to Hagener Feinblech Service GmbH in Germany.
Scandinavian Robotics AB (part of Transman AB) has delivered a set-up robot to Krupp Thyssen in Germany in 2000, Lamiere Tagliate in Italy in 2008 & Tresoldi Metalli in Italy in 2011. In the beginning of 2012 we delivered a complete robot with two washing machines to Hagener Feinblech Service GmbH in Germany.
The robot improves the slitting line efficiency by eliminating strenuous & monotonous manual set-up work and risk of set-up errors in addition to greatly reducing labor costs. In the built-in, integrated magazine, the cutters and spacers are stored under dry and dust-free conditions. There is service station to introduce cutters or spacers and also inspection of them. The robot is PC controlled using customized programs in which the operator is given the option of controlling selected parts of the process. When the operator has input the strip widths, etc., the set-up for the two arbors is displayed graphically on the screen and if approved by the operator, the robot carries out the loading automatically. Since the robot has a station for interim storage of a complete set-up, there are no interruptions for partial transfers of cutters and spacers to or from the turnstile.
Simple, lightweight and robust design based on standard components
The design allows for short cycle times even when handling larger and heavier spacers. The robot has few moving parts and thus requires little service. Most of the spares that may be needed can be purchased locally. Due to the simplicity of its design, the robot can be serviced entirely by your own personnel, after only a brief spell of training
The robot and magazine are an integrated unit.
The benefi ts are many; including the fact that the entire robot cell can be completed and all functions can be comprehensively tested before delivery, without the need for dismantling before shipment. The installation time is thus short and inexpensive, and operating disturbances are therefore minimized. The robot is fully integrated, which guarantees close dimensional tolerances, since the spacers and cutters are always dust-free.
All parts are easily replaceable
Great emphasis has been placed on making all parts easily replaceable, in order to facilitate service work and reduce production stoppages to a minimum.
The control system consists of an industrial PC running Windows XP© communicating with a PLC system from Bosch Rexroth© via Ethernet. The PLC system performs all the time critical jobs independently of the PC and handles servo drives, safety system, identifi cation system, gripping tool, valves, sensors etc. The safety system is built around a separate safety PLC system and is therefore easy to adapt to external equipments.