Feeding a Kiln
Year of Manufacture: 2001 / Scope of Delivery: Complete System

Aluminium ingots with a weight of 35 kg per piece need to be fed into a melting kiln. The ingots are provided in batches. Shape and dimensions of the ingots can vary. Also orientation and position are undefined.

The task is implemented with a robot. The robot is equipped with a gripper, developed especially for that purpose, and an image cognition camera system.

The system operates two stack tables. The recognition of an empty stack table and the change between the tables takes place automatically. The feeding is directly requested by the control of the melting kiln. The robot locates the next ingot in the stack, determines its position and orientation, grabs it and feeds it to the kiln.
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