Bespoke System Engineering - Manufacturing Requirements

Bespoke Systems2The units (or substrates as they are known) weigh up to 20kg each with dimensions from 80mm to 300mm diameter and 75mm to 304mm in height.

The project called for 60 minutes of accumulation between the 2 legs of the production process, but with space limited and access required to the robotic cells, the solution was not straightforward.

After several meetings, it was agreed that Kensal Handling Systems would provide a stainless steel frame with two sections each holding 3 tiered conveyors mounted above each other, with trays between the levels to prevent cross contamination.

Each substrate is manufactured using precious metals and the slightest damage requires the unit to be removed, the precious metals recovered and the substrate scrapped so gentle handling was essential and critical to the design to eliminate damage.

In addition, the units are loaded and unloaded automatically by robots and their exact position continuously monitored by a series of cameras. In order to meet this specification, Kensal Handling Systems designed the system with each level being stepped to permit access for the robot head.

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