Two KUKA robots working as a team
First of all, a KUKA KR 60 L30-4 KS robot unloads the semi-finished parts from the injection molding machine. The hard parts are repositioned in a further cavity and the molded semi-finished parts are removed from the mold. The sprue is then removed and the robot sets the part down in an assembly fixture. At this point, the second KUKA robot, a small robot from the KR AGILUS series, takes over.
The small six-axis robot of type KR 10 R900 is positioned in a space-saving manner in the lower area of the highly compact cell and reaches up to the assembly fixture from underneath. It first checks the last loading position of the semi-finished parts using a Cognex camera. Using a gripper, it then picks up the clips to be fitted and inserts them into the semi-finished part.
The position of the clips is also checked with the mounted camera. At this point, the KR 60 takes over again, removing the assembled finished parts from the assembly fixture and setting them down on a conveyor belt for transport out of the cell.