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 center for building stairways which
includes the option for automated centered 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
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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