MultiLoader automated loading and unloading system for laser cutting machines
MultiLoader is designed to load and unload laser cutting machines. The system consists of independent working modules, the loading module and the unloading module and a trackway on which the modules move. The loading module, which loads the single sheets onto the laser cutting machine table is equipped in a set of vacuum suctions, dedicated separation and thickness control system. The unloading module consists of two-element forks, which unload the cut pieces from the laser cutting machine table and load onto the transport station or conveyor belt so the cut pieces can get delivered to the operators or on to the shelf of the automated storage system.
The MultiLoader can process multiple laser cutting machines and the modular construction allows to extend the system in the future. Connected with the automated storage system as the SmartFlow System it leads to maximum efficiency in the steel sheets processing.
- increased efficiency of the laser cutting machines
- automatized transport of steel sheets or cut pieces
- quick access to material in case of integration with the automated storage system
- increased manufacturing efficiency
- increased work safety
- limited forklift use
Features of the MultiLoader system
- possibility of processing steel sheets of the dimensions 3 m x 1.5 m, 4 m x 2 m, 6 m x 2 m
- possibility of integration with laser cutting machines from different manufacturers
- modularity – the possibility of expansion with an automated storage system
- possibility of processing multiple laser cutting machines simultaneously
- short material changing time
- independent loading and unloading modules
- possibility of loading steel sheets and unloading cut pieces without the necessity of stopping the transport system
- flexible cut pieces material flow management
|Max. sheet dimension||3 m x 1.5 m||4 m x 2 m||6 m x 2 m|
|Max. sheet weight||900 kg||1600 kg||2300 kg|
|Max. sheet thickness||25 mm||25 mm||25 mm|
The animation shows the SmartFlow System in a configuration with the TransferTower automated storage system, the MultiLoader loading and unloading system for 3 laser cutting machines and 3 stations for delivering cut elements to the operators. All system components work independently of each other at the same time, which allows to fully optimize the production process.