ESPS and FLEXIBOWL have joined forces.
FlexiBowl® is an innovative device to feed bulk components.
It does not work with vibration, but through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator. Once bulk components lie on feeder surface with the right orientation, the vision system can locate them and send coordinates to the robot for pick up. It is capable of feeding entire families of parts and does not require any retooling cost for product changeovers: product changes can be made in a matter of seconds without any trouble.
FlexiBowl® is highly versatile and suitable to feed a wide variety of parts, regardless of:
• Geometry (cylindrical, complex 3D shape)
• Surface (smooth, sticky, tangled, etc.)
• Material (delicate, fragile, rubber and silicone)
• Weight and Dimensions (metal moulded and sheared parts)
The working principle is very simple and straightforward: parts dispensed by the hopper fall on the surface and are separated through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator. These shaking movements also allow parts to arrange and lie on feeder surface with the right orientation, so that the vision system can locate them and send coordinates to the robot for pick up.
The set of instructions allows to change acceleration and deceleration parameters, impulse frequency according to part geometry, to achieve an optimal result.
The communication with robot controller and vision system is done by sending simple commands through the available communications ports: ethernet, ethercat, digital i/o signals.
We can integrate the FLEXIBOWL into your new or existing production line.
|Types||350, 500, 650 and 800|
|Hopper||5 to 20L|
|Maximum load||3 to 5Kg|
|Speed||> 90 ppm|
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