Automated Suction Cup Calculation and Positioning
An automated loading would not be possible without the fully automated positioning of vacuum cups and clamps. We at Compass Software have devoted ourselves extensively to this topic for some 10 years. We are now able to offer adequate software control modules for every manufacturing centre for building stairways which includes the option for automated centred clamp positioning.
This automatism is useful, even without automated loading, since the loading time for mixed productions on conventional machines still takes up about 20-30% of the whole production time. This time can be near eliminated with the use of an automated table. Furthermore, error ratio is reduced drastically.
It is rare these days that a business with an interest in building premium-quality stairs with flexibility will be supplied with a new machine without an automated table.
Additional options make the manufacturing even easier, for example the possibility to load parts onto the edge, which will be transported to the centre for processing.
Additional tread separation devices are also a thing of the past.
By reclamping small parts (handrails, bottom rails, etc.), it is possible to process these entirely on the machine.
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