Automation Robots

WorkMaster Linear/WorkPartner 1+

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WorkMaster Linear from System 3R  is an automation concept that delivers extreme flexibility. By putting the WorkMaster changer unit on rails, it can serve more machines while also creating more space for magazines and peripheral equipment. The served machines may be of the same type and make. They can also just as easily use different machining technologies and come from different manufacturers.

“Open architecture” is just one of the system’s clear advantages, the company states. The customer selects the machine or machines that best meet the operation’s specific requirements and then complements the choice with a WorkMaster Linear. Each user can also tailor a configuration that is optimum for the user’s specific needs. Flexibility and productivity remain in constant focus.

There are two basic magazine formats—rack or rotary. Each magazine unit comprises a number of racks adapted to the pallet systems in the company’s wide product programs. The number of racks in the magazine is determined by the height of the work pieces. Thanks to the modular construction, it is possible to start with a small number of pallet positions. To increase production capacity, one or more magazines can then be added whenever necessary. It is thus possible to expand exactly in line with business development.

Also available is WorkPartner 1+, a robot characterized by a design that is tuned to match modern machine tools in highly efficient production cells. It is a compact unit for changing pallets (of up to 50 kg in the standard format) on machine tables and at machine spindles in one or two machines. The served machines may be of the same type and make. They can also just as easily use different machining technologies and come from different manufacturers.

WorkPartner 1+ offers maximum magazine capacity in minimum floor space, with modular magazines that give an unprecedented flexibility that can be adapted to each user’s needs, according to the company. If one starts with a single magazine, one or two more can be added whenever required.

WorkPartner 1+ is equally ideal for milling machines, grinding machines and die-sinking and wire EDM machines. Similarly, it is equally efficient whether used in one-off or series production, the company adds.

With generous magazine doors that facilitate loading/unloading, WorkPartner 1+ is extremely user friendly. Other advantages include rapid change cycles, integrated pneumatic control of gripping devices and table chucks and minimal floor space requirements, according to the company.