November 27, 2011
Muratec USA, the machine tool division of Murata Machinery USA Inc., offers the FG series cell loader with fully automated, servo-controlled loading and sorting for flexibility in sheet metal automation and material handling.
The cell loader systems employ servo-control technology for axis drive; programmable parts-stacking patterns; and integrated, FANUC-based FMS control systems. Micropointless parts production enables the loaders to remove finished parts processed by punch press or laser-cut, then sort and stack them on finished-parts pallets. Expandable loader arms with multiple vacuum pads and programmable stacking patterns give them the flexibility to unload different shapes and sizes of finished sheets and parts automatically according to customer requirements.
The machine's compact design allows operators to load and unload from either side of the punch press. In blank sheet processing, the turret punch press can eliminate preoperation shearing and multiple postoperations, such as tapping, deburring, and forming.