Rile will be unveiling a new loading cell at EMO Hannover 2017. Due to short changeover times, the cell is said to be ideally suited for small to medium series. As the manufacturers explain, the operator can add or change new parts while the robot is still working. The loading cell can be used for various different CNC machines. The charger is rotated by robots and the system reportedly requires little space, whereby a protective fence is only necessary in certain conditions. The cell is mobile and can be transported quickly and easily from one CNC machine to another with a forklift truck or pallet truck. The German exhibitors also stress the advantage that there is no robot downtime during set-up. The flexible attachments and quick set-up on the turntable thus enable a more effective reaction to short-term orders. The operator is also able to operate several loading cells simultaneously. The outer dimensions of the loading cell are specified as approximately 1,700 x 1,500 x 2,400 mm. The weight is given as around 1.7 metric tons and the robotic payload as 12 and 24 kg.
Flexible and mobile loading cell
With the help of the new Rile loading cell, the operator can put into position or change new parts while the robot is still working. The cell can be used for various CNC machines.