Ibermach (Erlo Group) has successfully installed 2 robotic lines of hydraulic presses for the calibration and punching of stainless steel housings. These twin lines have been assembled in the production plants of Vigo and Viana do Castelo (Portugal). Ibermach has been the managing company of the global project, being the manufacturer of the hydraulic presses model OG-75 t of 75 tons of capacity.
As responsible for the project, at Ibermach we have entrusted the line of entry of parts, robotization and extraction of parts to our close collaborator expert in this matter, JOVI AUTOMATISMOS, with whom we always have for this type of peripherals for our special machines and hydraulic presses.
On this occasion, in which the client has asked us for a "turnkey" installation, we have included 2 progressive dies that have been designed and manufactured by INDUSTRIAS FOCS, experts in this matter and that have been a fundamental part in the success of the project .
These covers are part of a set of a "cooler" for Renault-Nissan engines and are mounted on several car models.
The operation of the line is as follows: an operator loads the casings on an input belt. At the end of the belt we rotate the casings to detect the position of the weld (to avoid punching on it). Once positioned, a robot with a triple claw ties 3 pieces at the same time: the one we just positioned, which is already calibrated from the first position of the die and the one that is finished in the second position of the die. With a linear movement, move the 3 pieces leaving the first in the first position of the die, the one that is calibrated in the second position and the one finished in a container exit ramp. This whole cycle is done in a time of 11 seconds.
The satisfaction of the customer has been such that at the moment we are working on the study for the inclusion of new references in the lines delivered.