Fully automated sorting
The new SortMaster removes parts from the pallet changer at a 2D laser machine, sorts and stacks them. Not only is it easy on the materials. It is even faster and easier to use than its predecessor – and more reliable, too.
The new SortMaster is the perfect companion to the 2D laser machines in the TruLaser Series 5000. The flexible and productive TruLaser 5030 can handle every cutting assignment. Simultaneous to the machining itself, the SortMaster removes the parts, weighing up to 100 kilograms and cut from the sheet metal panel, which rests on the pallet changer. The parts are then sorted and stacked. To do this, it uses an array of 144 individually controllable large-surface suction cups, mounted on extendable spreading slats which can match a variety of contours up to 1,000 by 600 millimeters.
An additional gripper also lets the SortMaster remove larger parts, up to 1,000 by 1,500 millimeters in size. By sorting and stacking the parts, the SortMaster achieves optimal preparation for subsequent processing – like bending.
A perfect match
With axis velocities up to eleven percent higher than its predecessor, the new SortMaster reduces cycle times. It matches the greater speeds of TRUMPF laser machines with their high output levels. This is important, since faster machines can enhance productivity only when downtime is reduced as well. Should it ever be necessary, a vibrator on the lifting unit ensures that the part is effectively separated from the scrap skeleton.
This boosts process reliability. To protect the material when moving the parts, the SortMaster uses brushes to clean the gripper and slats regularly. When combined with a LiftMaster Sort, LiftMaster Store, LiftMaster Linear or LiftMaster Store Linear, the SortMaster makes for fully automatic operation at almost all TRUMPF TruLaser machines.
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