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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.
This is essentially a smart robot. It knows what the part is, the right measurements, and where it belongs. With unmanned operations, human error is eliminated, and it is a safer solution since parts no longer have to be detached from the skeleton and sorted by hand - dramatically reducing accident risks from the handling of heavy loads.LEARN MOREJason LeGrand, Automation Specialist MC Machinery
This new automation system will change the way companies use their machines and sort their parts, and is a huge step forward for our entire industry.SEE WHYShane Herendeen, North American Sales Manager - Fabrication Division MC Machinery
A fully automatic warehouse with a sorting system ensures optimum materials flow and continuous processes.KEEP READINGJason LeGrand, Automation Specialist MC Machinery