Geared motors in mobile manipulators
RSH Automation builds manipulators for engine parts for a well-known German manufacturer – with geared motors and drive technology from KEB. "The rotary motion of the face plate is realized by a compact servo gear motor, which enables a large speed setting range and a high speed constancy", explains Andreas Jung, sales engineer at KEB.
The geared motor originates from KEB's motor development and production in Schneeberg. The motors are selected and implemented with the software tool "KEB-Drive".
The stroke axis moves as a trapezoidal screw drive, allowing the working height to be adjusted when using a wide variety of workpiece geometries. In order to ensure ergonomic working in all necessary positions, the face plate can be swivelled up to 130 degrees from the horizontal position. Workpieces up to a component weight of one ton are safely carried. "Thanks to our system, the concept is also scalable to different machine sizes, which saves our customers further time," says Jung.
Günter Schirmuli, Managing Director of RSH Automation, says: "Starting with our product idea, through the necessary design of the drive system and product selection to the support during commissioning, we have worked closely with KEB".
The manipulators are moved by a bevel-helical geared motor with an integrated COMBISTOP spring-applied brake. An integrated brake handling system in the KEB S6 servo drive – or in the COMBIVERT F5 as used here – enables safe load transfer, independent of the component weight and from any position.
Thanks to the mobile design, the RSH system can be variably integrated into various manufacturing processes. For internal transport, the manipulator has integrated impellers combined with a pluggable pulling device. "The engineers and technicians at KEB are the optimal support for us when it comes to the drive equipment of our plants," says Hans-Peter Röllke, also Managing Director at RSH Automation.