Press Automation Competence

Press Automation

Güdel offers matching solutions for all subprocesses in the range of press automation, both in regard to new installations and press line re-vitalisation (retrofits) from destacking the blanks (Front of Line, FOL) to press to press transfer (Press Line Transfer, PLT) and finished part handling (End of Line, EOL). Our concepts and system solutions are constantly developed and continuously adapted to the increasing customer requirements. The focus is, of course, on increase of efficiency and high availability by cost-efficient additional digital tools and services.

Globally, up until today, 170 press lines have been equipped with automation solutions from Güdel at more than 30 customers. This puts Güdel in the leading position as an automation supplier for X/XL and XXL sized press lines and makes Güdel a reliable worldwide operating automation partner.

We are looking forward to be your innovative and reliable automation partner.

our solutions for the whole press automation process

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front of line (FOL)

BDS-M

Blank destacking system – with manual fanner magnet positioning

The Front of Line with manual fanner magnet positioning will feedblanks into high-speed tandem press lines. Swivel arms are easy to handle by simply moving the fanner magnets manually towards the stack of blanks and secure them in place. Optionally, by using built-in compressed air nozzles, aluminium blanks can also be processed without loss in performance. Thanks to its modular design, the Front of line can be used in a newly installed turn-key system or for retrofit or completion of an existing press line automation system.

 

Process speed
(Steel & aluminium)
up to 15 strokes/min
Blank size up to 4500 mm × 2200 mm
Max. blank weight 60kg (2 x 30kg)
2 blanks accross process flow direction Yes
Blank shapes Profile cut / Corrugated
Tooling exchange Manual / Automatic
Cleaning and oiling the blanks Optional

 

BDS-A

Blank unstacking system – with fully automatic fanner magnets positioning

The Front of Line with automatic fanner magnet positioning will feed the blanks into high-speed tandem press lines.
The fully automatic fanner magnets also allow the use of the new patented Universal Tooling with this FOL. The fanner magnets will be used to position the respective suction cups automatically at the required positions on the blanks. Thanks to the optional built-in compressed air nozzles, aluminium blanks can also be processed without loss in performance. The patented Positioning Unit facilitates the centering of up to 4 blanks simultaneously and freely positioned to be picked up by the loading feeder. Thanks to its modular design, this Front of Line can be used in a newly installed turn-key system or for retrofit or completion of an existing press line automation system.

 

Process speed
(Steel & aluminium)
up to 21 strokes/min
Blank size up to 4500 mm × 2200 mm
Max. blank weight 60kg (2 x 30kg) (4 x 15kg)
2 blanks accross process flow direction Yes
2 blanks in process flow direction Yes
Different blank thicknesses Yes
Blank shapes Profile cut / Corrugated
Tooling exchange Automatic / Universal Tooling
Cleaning and oiling the blanks Optional

PRESS LINE transfer (PLT)

roboFeeder

Suited for automation of conventional mechanical and servo press lines

Designed for an even greater performance, the second generation of the roboFeeder is suitable for automation of conventional mechanical and servo press lines. Thanks to its simple and robust design, the roboFeeder can convey components from press to press without additional idle stations in between. Single or double parts can be positioned precisely on the die by means of an integrated side shift unit. The roboFeeder can not only be used in new press lines but is also suitable for a retrofit of existing lines.

 

Process speed up to 14 strokes/min
Employment range, press distance 6500 mm – 8500 mm
Max. load capacity (blank and tooling) 100 kg (blank and tooling)
Tooling exchange Manual / Automatic
Press type Mechanical / Servo
Operating mode Intermittent / Continuous
Press size M / L / XL
Press stroke 1,100 mm and more

 

roboBeam EVO

Suited for automation of mechanical as well as servo press lines

Specifically designed for high performance and robustness, the latest generation of the roboBeam – the roboBeam EVO – is suitable for automation of mechanical and servo press lines. Thanks to its simple and robust design, the roboBeam EVO can convey components from press to press without additional stations in between. All double parts can be positioned precisely on the die by means of an integrated side shift unit. The roboBeam EVO is available as stand-alone, or as compact version mounted on the press collumns. The roboBeam EVO can be integrated in new press lines but it is also suitable for a retrofit of existing lines. In this case, the predecessor version can also be replaced by this latest generation.

 

Process speed up to 20 strokes/min
Employment range, press distance 3800 mm – 6700 mm
Max. load capacity (blank and tooling) 120kg
Tooling change Manual / Automatic
Press type Mechanical / Servo
Operating mode Intermittent / Continuous
Press size L / XL
Press stroke 1100 mm and more

 

roboSpeed

Suited for automation of servo press lines as well as conventional mechanical tandem presses lines and designed especially for highest performance

By introducing the second generation single-armed roboSpeed, we make the automation of high-speed press lines even more efficient. Combined with the smart GMotion control system, it helps increasing the production capacity, reduces the setup process, and simplifies the handling process. The roboSpeed is suitable for automation of servo- as well as conventional mechanical tandem presses and is specifically designed for top performance. Thanks to its simple and robust design, the roboSpeed can convey components from press to press with low-vibration trajectories.

 

Process speed up to 21 strokes/min
Employment range, press distance 5000 mm – 6000 mm
Max. load capacity (blank and tooling) 100 kg (blank and tooling)
Tooling exchange Manual / Automatic
Press type Mechanical / Servo
Operating mode Intermittent / Continuous
Press size M / L / XL
Press stroke 1100 mm and more

 

roboSpeed XR

Especially suited as a retrofit solution for mechanical- as well as servo press lines and designed for larger press spacing and for high performance

The roboSpeed XR (X-tended Reach) is particularly suitable as a retrofit solution for mechanical presses as well as servo press lines and is designed for larger press spacing and for high performance. Combined with the smart GMotion control system, it helps increasing the production capacity, reduces the setup process, and simplifies the handling process. Thanks to its proven design, which is similar to the roboSpeed, the roboSpeed XR can convey components from press to press with low-vibration trajectories.

 

Process speed up to 16 strokes/min
Employment range, press distance 6700 mm – 9400 mm
Max. load capacity (blank and tooling) 100 kg
Tooling exchange Manuel / Automatic
Press type Mechanical / Servo
Operating mode Intermittent / Continuous
Press size M / L / XL
Press stroke 1100 mm and more

END of line (EOL)

EOL-S

Semi-automatic racking system

The semi-automatic EOL solution for stacking finished parts offers an excellent cost-benefit ratio. This EOL solution allows for process-optimised and ergonomic placement of the finished parts on the output conveyor which in facilitates processing the finished parts manually or automatically in a faster yet more controlled way. The EOL-S is a parts shuttle gantry solution. The EOLis extremely flexible so that parts can be placed nearly anywhere on the output conveyor. Optionally, a robotic vision surface inspection system is available.

 

Process speed up to 21 strokes/min
Turn parts ±90°
Tooling exchange Manual / Automatic
Separating the finished parts at shuttle and at the gantry (ergonomics) 700 mm (300 and  400 mm)
Flexible configuration of the outfeed conveyor T-, I-type and special version with robot
Surface inspection system Optional
AAutomatic racking system Optional

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Press Automation

Front of Line, Press Line, End of Line

roboSpeed

Increase the output of your industrial-scale press lines

roboBeam EVO

Suited for automation of mechanical as well as servo press lines

Solutions

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Metal Sheet Handling, Blank Destacking System, Board Stack, Swivel Arms, Press Line, Automatic Feed | © Güdel Group AG

Blank Destacking System – Automatic fanner magnet adjustment

Feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines
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Blank Destacking System – Automatic fanner magnet adjustment

Feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines
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The Güdel blank destacking system is dedicated for feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines. The fully automatic fanner magnets are positioned on a separate frame to ensure that the blank carriages can be easily loaded. The use of two scissor-lift tables for each blank carriage allows single and double blanks to be simultaneously processed even with different blank thicknesses. Aluminum blanks can be separated using blowing nozzles and processed in conjunction with vacuum conveyors without productivity loss.

The combination of an optical parts recognition system and a centering station equipped with servo axes ensures that the entire spectrum of parts can be processed without the need for manual limit stops. 
Thanks to its modular design, the blank destacker can be used either as a turnkey system or to modernize or complete existing systems.

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Metal Sheet Handling, Blank Destacking System, Board Stack, Swivel Arms, Press Line, Manual Feed | © Güdel Group AG

Blank Destacking System – Manual fanner magnet adjustment

Feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines
Details

Blank Destacking System – Manual fanner magnet adjustment

Feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines
Details
The Güdel blank destacking system is dedicated for feeding blanks to high speed tandem press lines. The fanner magnets are moved towards the blank stack manually by means of the easy-to-use rotary arms. Blowing nozzles located next to the fanner magnets enable aluminum blanks to be processed. The system is also suitable for processing single and double blanks.

The combination of an optical parts recognition system and a centering station equipped with servo axes ensures that the entire spectrum of parts can be processed without the need for manual limit stops.
Thanks to its modular design, the blank destacker can be used either as a turnkey system or to modernize or complete existing systems.

 

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Metal Sheet Handling, Semi-Automatic, Ergonomically, Manual Racking, Automatic Crossbar Exchange | © Güdel Group AG

End of Line – Semi-automatic

Swift, ergonomic stacking of finished parts
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End of Line – Semi-automatic

Swift, ergonomic stacking of finished parts
Details

A particularly striking feature of our semi-automatic finished parts stacking solution is its excellent cost-benefit ratio. The EOL solution allows finished parts to be arranged ergonomically on the removal belt, so that the parts can be manually removed more swiftly and carefully.

Equipped with a gantry and a parts shuttle with integrated separating units, the system is flexible enough to place the parts almost anywhere on the outlet conveyor.
The fully automated headless screw exchange also minimizes changeover times, thereby increasing the system's overall output.


 

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roboFeeder, roboBeam, roboSpeed, Safe and direct Parts Transfer, No idle Stations, New Installation, Refit | © Güdel Group AG

Press line automation

Up to 21 parts handled per minute
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Press line automation

Up to 21 parts handled per minute
Details

For a smooth flow, even between presses: our sophisticated parts transfer system can handle up to 21 parts per minute with speed and reliability guaranteed. Our transfer robots are characterized in particular by rigid mechanics and highly dynamic, low-vibration movements.

 

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