Hydraulic Presses and Robotic AutomationJune 20, 2023
Greenerd Press & Machine Co.
Greenerd Press & Machine Co. will showcase its hydraulic press and automation capabilities at FABTECH, and have application experts and design engineers available to discuss specific user applications and press requirements. Shown here: an automated two-press, two-robot production cell that Greenerd designed, engineered, built and turnkey-installed that enables unattended production of large aluminum pressure vessels. Using sensors to locate pallets of blanks that have been placed in a pallet staging area, the first robot picks a blank, detects and rejects any double-blanks, and transfers the blank to a fully integrated and automated lube station. The robot then picks a previously lubricated blank and loads it into a Greenerd deep-draw press with a 76-in. stroke. A second robot catches and transfers formed parts to a second Greenerd press for a punching operation.
The two-press production cell uses a centralized control station that sets the operating parameters of both presses and controls the action sequences of both robots. All equipment in the cell is automatically updated with new process parameters when changing between products.