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Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader

The Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader is a flexible gantry robot designed for new or existing sinter furnaces.  It provides an affordable solution for loading parts and sinter plates onto a sinter furnace belt.

 

How does it work?

 “Green” powder metal parts and sinter plates (optional) are conveyed into the gantry loader. The gantry picks a part and places it directly onto the sinter belt or places it onto a sinter plate and then places the assembly (plate and part) onto the sinter belt. The Model GL also has the ability to stack parts prior to placement on the sinter belt.

  • This photo shows a top left hand isometric view of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader. This unit has a dual infeed for two different part types handled. Notice the teach pendant hanging on the side of the control panel. This convenient location provides easy access for touching up pick and place points as well as manual functions.
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  • This photo shows the back end of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader. Flow through nests can be used on the infeed conveyors to allow a bypass feature if parts are not to be loaded onto the sinter furnace belt.
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  • This photo shows the front of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader. Notice the large front door made from extruded aluminum framing. This door swings up, providing access to the front of the sinter belt and gantry loader for teaching and or maintenance functions.
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  • This photo shows a ground level front view of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader. Notice the narrow depth of the gantry loader allowing placement on short furnace load tables. Lower guarding panels are also included to seal off the area next to the furnace table.
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  • This photo shows a front view of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader with the access door open. This particular gantry uses both a mechanical gripper and a magnetic gripper for handling two different parts at the same time. In this application half the sinter belt was loaded with part A and the other half of the belt was loaded with part B.
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  • This photo shows a front view of the Model GL Gantry Furnace Loader with the access door open. In this application two different part infeed conveyors were used. The infeed on the left used a belt conveyor with a stripper plate to separate the parts for pick and the infeed conveyor on the right used an escapement to meter one part at a time to the pick nest.
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Benefits

  • Easy access to front of furnace through swing up door
  • Small foot print saves valuable floor space
  • Easy relocation from furnace to furnace
  • HMI screens provide easy part setup

 

Features

  • 6” color Teach Pendant for program selection and machine operation
  • Servo X and Z Axis
  • Covers standard 36” sinter furnace belt
  • Hinged front safety door with interlock
  • 240 Volt Single Phase Power

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