In addition to materials being fed in universal load carriers, high flexibility can be achieved by using a bulk storage bin with a vibrating feeder arrangement. This is particularly suited to transporting small parts, such as mechanical components either plastic or metal. In this case a large volume of individual parts is supplied as bulk material, and can be of varying shape, dimensions and batch sizes. Particularly high throughputs are essential.
The use of a bulk storage bin achieves the necessary flexibility in this process step. Our VISOR® Robotic vision sensor reliably identifies the components supplied and simultaneously uses the integrated gripper clearance check to ensure that the robot can seize the part safely and securely