EMO Hannover 2019,
16 - 21 September
Fast, precise and low-noise production handling up to 80 kg
Güdel's gantry concept has proven to be a guarantee for high reliability and short cycle times. With ...
The Güdel Group is a manufacturer of high-precision machine components and provider of sophisticated automation solutions. Its spectrum of products ranges from linear guideways, racks, pinions and drives right through to linear axes and gantry robots. Güdel assembles its products into systems with a high degree of control intelligence and complete plant instal-lations, which can be used in the automotive, tire, metal, rail, intra-logistics, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, wood, and aerospace industries. Güdel’s technology is characterized by its innovation, quality and modularity. The Güdel Group has a workforce of approximately 1,200 employees worldwide in over 30 locations. The Group has been owned by the same family since its foundation more than 60 years ago. The Güdel Group has its headquarters in Switzerland.
With regard to the automation of production plants, Güdel has been dedi-cated to railway technology for decades. All over the world Güdel produces and implements various technologies relating to wheels and axles. The gripper concept is designed to remove individual wheels from the stack and precisely position them in the vertical lathe. As the wheels need to be processed on both sides, the gripper rotates the wheel by 180 degrees following the st processing step and then reloads the machine. As soon as pro...
Retrofitting during ongoing operation poses a particular challenge in many projects, because the conversions are not made in an empty hall, as would be the case with a new project, but instead are installed in a production system that is already running. First, Güdel took over the entire project management and the coordination of various service providers and suppliers. With the integration of new machines into an existing powertrain line (drive train), it is necessary to integrate new sensors and to adapt...
An international steel construction group from Austria has automated the assembly and welding of steel beams in the production of complex steel constructions. The universal TMF floor-mounted drive axis from Güdel provides for a smooth production pro-cess. This makes the steel construction company a leader in the industry. The fully automatic assembly and welding system has a special scanner which detects add-on elements laid on the drive axis and instantaneously com-pares them with the stored CAD plans. The...
The Institute of Technology in Architecture at the ETH Zürich is committed to researching digital production processes in architecture and the building technology of the future.
The area gantry in the laboratory hall was kitted out with numerous features for ETH Zürich. It has two bridges with two telescope axes each. The usual legs on the area gantry were omitted and the two bridges were fitted directly to the steel ceiling of the building. Spectacularly so - the four robots are attached upside down to ...
In many industries, automated production processes require the safe handling of several tons of payload. Robot drive axes effortlessly move industrial robots that are used in numerous applications. Especially in the automotive industry, various applications are necessary for the large-volume production of car body parts. The floor-mounted drive axes (TrackMotionFloor, TMF for short) are ideally suitable for handling and welding applications or for painting body-in-white parts. As the seventh axis, the TMF ...