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Automated Loading Options__Robot Load System.
The Drake robot load system for grinders features an adjustable infeed conveyor and grippers designed by Drake for maximum flexibility. The entire grinding and load/unload process is programmed into the machine control by Drake. The system provides consistent handling and maximum throughput for increased productivity.

 


The robot load system lifts a blank off the conveyor, exchanges
it for a finished part and unloads that part onto the exit conveyor.
The system can be designed to conform to your restocking interval
requirements, including multiple machine environments.

Automation Video: Robot Load System  
Conveyor
Carousel
 

Drake Auto Load Systems Are Available for These Machines:

Drake Automation Links: Robot Loader GS:TE
  GS:TE-LM
  GS:TI-LM
  GS:H
 
Conveyor GS:TE
  GS:TE-LM2
  GS:TI-LM
 
  Carousel GS:H
 

Changeovers are accomplished in minutes because robot cycles are coordinated
with the CNC programs. The robot load system is pre-programmed to automatically respond to part dimension changes. When new part information is entered into the menu during changeover, the robot is automatically reprogrammed for the part being presented.

Changes in part lengths are handled by simple conveyor width and headstock position adjustments.

 

Precise, automated parts handling and
smooth, consistent work flow help achieve
maximum productivity.

Drake Robot Load

DESCRIPTION
SPECIFICATIONS
Inches
Metric
Part Diameter Range
1/8" to 1-1/4"
(3 mm to 32 mm)
Part Length Range
1-1/2" to 8"
(up to 10" optional)
(38 mm to 200 mm)
(up to 254 mm optional)
Maximum Part Weight
3 lbs
(1.4 kg)
Loading Time
8 seconds average
8 seconds average

 


 

 

Conveyor System
The Drake Automatic Conveyor System features two servo motor/linear guideway systems for fast, accurate positioning. The first system raises the conveyor up and down; the second moves the conveyor in and out. A third servo motor indexes the conveyor.

The system was designed and built by Drake to bring smooth, consistent and automatic part handling to virtually any grinding operation.


 

Drake's Automatic Conveyor Load/Unload System speeds throughput and boosts productivity.

Drake Conveyor

DESCRIPTION
SPECIFICATIONS
Inches
Metric
Part Diameter Range
1/8" to 1-1/4"
(3 mm to 32 mm)
Part Length Range
2" to 8"
(50 mm to 200 mm)
Loading Time
3 to 5 seconds
3 to 5 seconds

 


 

 

Carousel System
The Drake-designed, auto loading part carousel is fully pre-programmed to work with all hobber operations.

The safety light and height beam on the right side of the carousel serve as a safety device to detect misloaded parts and shut down the part carousel immediately, allowing the machining of the part aheadto proceed until completed.

All steps were programmed into the Fanuc controls by Drake. The programming also includes a part clamp check for detecting overtravel or undertravel in the operation.

 

 

The Drake carousel system provides precise
gear handling and smooth, consistent work
flow for the Drake Gear Hobber.

 

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