Capable of controlling the entire production process—from loading, cutting, sorting, and unloading through to the storage of the finished parts—the ASTES4 SORT is the process-optimizing, throughput-boosting, performance-focused lynchpin of any laser automation system.
Here’s how it works.
All loading, unloading, and sorting processes are controlled by four cartesian grippers. After the parts have been laser cut, the cartesian grippers independently pick out the assigned parts. The parts are then sorted on pallets. The pallets can be stored in the warehouse, awaiting pickup and shipment. Scraps are then removed and placed in scrap removal forks or conveyors. This entire process is known as “lasorting.”
Where some systems shoot for “hands-off,” the ASTES4 SORT is your chance to gain several extra hands—exactly where you need them.