New, Quicker Destacker

July 1, 2015

AP&T has introduced a new destacker, the model DST-DH, that meets the automotive industry’s demand for increasingly rapid production speed. The destacker, which reportedly can work twice as quickly as a conventional destacker, is designed to feed blanks for large vehicle parts (A-Class) such as doors, ceilings and sides.

AP&T• Capacity to 20/40 blanks/min. (single/double blanks)

• Processing of aluminum blanks without performance loss

• Blank size as large as 3500 by 2000 mm

• Processing of single, double and laser-welded blanks

• Automatic gripper-change system (optional)

• Automated setting of blank-separation unit

• Blank washer and lubrication unit (optional).

“The design was developed to correspond to the automotive industry’s demands for short cycle times,” says AP&T automation product manager Martin Sahlman. “It has been adapted for careful management of materials including aluminum.”

The destacker, based on AP&T’s standard modules, is equipped with double Gantry 200 feeders; picking is performed with the assistance of a vacuum. The centering tables utilize brushes to ensure scratch-free material handling. And, since the destacker is module-based, it can be scaled down for use in other applications and industries.

Industry-Related Terms: Blank, Model
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See also: AP&T North America Inc.

Technologies: Pressroom Automation


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