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The possible uses of robots in industry are extremely diverse. From the palletizing of buckets, canisters, trays or sacks to packing (mixed) boxes, creating product layers and inserting lasagna sheets to filling injection molds, dosing or labeling – our robots pack and handle with the highest precision and care.
Not possible? Not with us! Sure, some projects are a bit more complicated and require all our creativity. But that is exactly what makes us special: at de Man you get besides our standard cells MKA, MPZ, MRZ and MEZ also individually tailored solutions. Whether we dig a hole for the robot due to a lack of room height or realize a ceiling opening, whether the conveyor technology is lowered or suspended from the ceiling due to lack of space – we make your project possible!
Optimize your production processes with robot-specific endurance, speed and accuracy! Select your industry and / or your desired application in the search mask below and let our selected references convince you!
Palletizing with the MRZ 2.1
Our palletizing cell MRZ is the uncomplicated entry into robot palletizing! The flexible and compact robot cell is available in various basic modules from which you can simply choose the right variant. This results in shorter planning and delivery times as well as lower costs compared to individual solutions.
Palletizing of sacks with gravel with the MRZ 2.1
In our palletizing cell MRZ 2.1 for Jens Rosnerski Baustoffe & Zool. Bedarf, sacks of gravel are stacked on Euro pallets. Since the products cannot be suctioned, we have used a fork gripper with side pressure plates that can handle packages up to a size of 365mm x 260mm x 250mm.
Two storage systems with robot plant
Two automatic small parts warehouses at the Hettich company in Spenge ensure smooth warehouse processes. The goals in the implementation were to guarantee production security through inventory reserves, short replenishment times and unmanned KLT handling.
Filling and palletizing sacks with plastic compounds
Filling, weighing, knocking over, rolling, palletizing and, on the other hand, depalletizing and emptying - at Sitraplas, it was important to manage many processes as efficiently as possible in one system. The performance could be doubled.
Palletizing sacks with flour, meal and peeling products
The challenge with the SchapfenMühle was the large variance in the dimensions and filling levels of the sacks with flour, meal and peeling products. de Man created a palletizing system with two pallet magazines, a bottom layer magazine and a pallet lifting station.
Palletizing flour sacks
At Crienitz, due to the spatial conditions, we placed the robot on a pedestal and let it protrude through a ceiling opening to the first floor. This way, he can both take the sacks from the pickup position on the upper floor and place them on the pallet on the ground floor.
The gripper at Frisia is designed in such a way that it clamps the packages with furniture parts from above through a large contact surface. This is necessary because there are small parts in the upper area and a punctual pressure could result in the packages being pressed in.
Bag welding system
Our fully automatic bag shrink-wrapping system for Nölke consists of several conveyor lines, robots, camera and the shrink-wrapping station. Challenge: The system had to be suitable for shrink-wrapping a wide variety of products as well as to be flexible with regard to the composition within the bag.
Palletizing flour sacks
Due to the extremely tight space conditions, we had the sacks placed on the filler neck by a separate handling system. A hollow of 60cm for the robot and the almost ground level chain conveyor for transporting the pallets enable a palletizing process with a room height of only 2 meters.
De- / palletizing and labeling of KLTs
Specification for the de-/palletizing system for Harting: the implementation of nested packing schemes for optimal utilization of the pallet capacities as well as the condition not to penetrate the filled boxes with the gripper. A second robot sticks the labels precisely onto the designated fields.
Conveyor technology in the clean room
For a clean room, HPT needed a transport system for packed primary packaging that should be suitable for the transport of clean packs as well as aluminum trays and integrate a repacking station.
Filling of lasagna trays
At least 50 trays per minute, the ability to run two product variants without conversions and the stainless steel version for the entire mechanics were the requirements when automating a production line for lasagna at Prima Menu GmbH.
Automatic warehouse for medical devices
At 3M Espe, KLTs with local anesthetics are brought to the storage level via a distribution lift and stored multi-deep in the racking system. The ChannelCar is used here, which moves independently of the main device and significantly increases the availability of the warehouse.
Automatic small parts warehouse for fastening elements
The small load carriers are stored 4 times deep at Dremec with the special feature that the KLT are stored transversely. The single-aisle warehouse serves a total of 2 storage blocks, each with 40 levels one above the other and 23 rows next to each other. The total capacity is 7,312 KLT.
Conveyor line for pallets
A new production hall was connected to the shipping and picking department at Rügenwalder with a total of 168 meters long conveyor line. In the middle of the line there is also a double-sided infeed facility for the existing production.
Filling foam molds
Increased throughput, high efficiency, ease of use and the greatest possible protection for the worker in interaction with the robot on a fixed workpiece carrier - these were the requirements for the implementation of partial automation for the production of PUR parts at MKG Metall- und Kunststoffververarbeitunggesellschaft mbH.
Palletizing boxes with cisterns
Creation of assortment boxes
For Heinrich Nölke GmbH & Co. KG, de Man developed a sorting machine that consists of three cells and does the erection of the display boxes as well as the creation of assortments and the closing of the lids, while being extremely flexible.
Palletizing buckets, canisters and boxes with sugar
We developed a semi-automatic palletizing system with two robots for Nordzucker. The canisters and buckets are palletized with the same gripper, a change of gripper is required for the boxes. A large suction gripper for intermediate layers is attached by a magnet.
Two automatic small parts warehouses
The two AKLs at ABB's location in Ratingen are each divided into the areas of channel storage with a storage and retrieval machine, automatic flow-through storage for manual picking and input and output locations. The storage and retrieval machine consists of a shelf vehicle and a canal vehicle (ChannelCar) and can store up to seven containers of 600x400x280 mm in a row.
Automatic spare parts warehouse
The requirements for the creation of a spare parts warehouse for Hörmann were the picking and delivery of approximately 200 orders within 24 hours, the integration into the existing hall building and the connection to an existing warehouse management system.
Palletizing and labeling of fire extinguishers
For Gloria, we developed a fully automatic palletizing system with three robots that stack boxes of different sizes with fire extinguishers ready for dispatch on Euro standard or one-way pallets. After the stretching process, the full pallets are conveyed to a turntable and labeled on the front and back.
Storage lift de Man EcoTower
The EcoTower for the Lindner Group offers a height of 7.50m, a width of 2.89m and a depth of just under 3m for a total of 60 trays (2.44m wide and 82cm deep), each of which can be loaded with a maximum of 500kg. The total floor area is only 7.84 sqm.
Automatic bar storage system
The single-aisle warehouse for a manufacturer of window and door elements offers two storage blocks with 16 or 18 levels one above the other and has a total capacity of 34 parking spaces. The stored goods are deposited in sheet metal trays (tubs). In this way, even small parts can be stored easily, as requested by the customer.
A barcode-based software solution at Agrata Agrarhandel GmbH & Co. KG ensures fully automatic recording and labeling of the potatoes delivered as well as a controlled feed to production. Each box is clearly identifiable in terms of origin, delivery date and type.