Mechanical and Material Handling Design
A requirement for a system which stacks plastic boxes of up to 20kg in weight was needed by our client. The boxes needed to be collated in batches of 3 and 4 and to be stacked onto a pallet in a certain orientation to interlock a pattern on the bins for additional stability when stacked. The gripper head could not exceed 85kg.
Kingston CAD Solutions designed the robot gripper head required to perform this operation. Within the design we utilised a pneumatically operated stability bar to lock the boxes in place during lifting. We also had to design (as part of the system) a lifting mechanism for the empty pallets which did not interfere with the lifting of the boxes.
We use Kingston CAD Solutions for all of our mechanical engineering design services. It makes sense for us to have a standalone mechanical engineering design department to cut down on our overheads. We would highly recommend Kingston CAD Solutions and the services they offer. This robot gripper project has been a great success for us.
This product was developed and used by Menzies.