Greenerd's Automated Two-Press, Two-Robot Cell Perfect for Unattended Production of Large Aluminum Vessels

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Greenerd Press & Machine Company designs and builds custom hydraulic presses with automation solutions for a range of industries and applications. One example that demonstrates these capabilities is an automated two-press, two-robot production cell that Greenerd designed, engineered, built and turnkey-installed that enables unattended production of large aluminum pressure vessels.

Using sensors to locate pallets of blanks that have been placed in a pallet staging area, the first FANUC robot picks a blank, detects and rejects any double-blanks, and transfers the blank to a fully integrated and automated blank lube station. The robot then picks a previously lubricated blank and loads it into a Greenerd deep-draw press with a 76-inch stroke.

A second FANUC robot then catches and transfers the formed parts to a second Greenerd press for a punching operation. The two-press production cell uses a centralized control station which sets the operating parameters of both presses and controls the action sequences of both FANUC robots. All equipment in the cell is automatically updated with new process parameters when changing between products.

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"To meet the demands of today's challenging applications, we are providing manufacturers with press solutions that are flexible, productive and reliable as well as often being quite large and complex," commented Greenerd Press & Machine Company's CEO, Mr. Jerry Letendre. "For even greater manufacturing efficiency, we are able to provide our hydraulic press customers with turnkey, state-of-the-art robotic and other product handling solutions."

Greenerd's extensive line of hydraulic presses are available in a variety of styles ranging from gap frame and straight-side to die-spotting and forging presses, with unlimited size and tonnage capabilities.

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