Additional Productivity Solutions

Expanded capabilities for laser machine material handling

PROCESS: 2D AUTOMATION

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION:

A series of modular components are available that can extend the range of application, facilitate throughput and improve the overall efficiency of your laser automation cell. The solutions on this page are a few of the most common components utilized. Contact your Mazak representative for a more comprehensive discussion regarding how we can meet your automation requirements.

SOLUTIONS: 

CONVEYORS
Conveyors are available in belt type for single sheet unloading of up to 5mm thick material and metal type for thicker material over 5mm. It allows for immediate access to a cut sheet outside of the safety fence and permits you to safely move on to the next process in your production. 

OVER/UNDER CARTS
Carts are available in 3,000 kg and 5,000 kg capacities. They enable the operator to access a hot job immediately after the laser-cut or provide the ability to stack cut sheets in unattended operation.

DESCENDING SCISSOR TABLE
Scissor tables allow stacking of laser-cut sheets by lowering the table height after each sheet is unloaded. They are available in 3,000 kg and 5,000 kg capacities. 

LABELLER
A simple labeling function is available using a Zebra inkjet printer for easy part sorting after the laser-cut operation. The unit offers black & white print only with capability to print simple geometry and bar code printing as an option. 

4-PALLET UNLOAD TOWER
A mini unload tower equipped with 4 buffer unload pallets for unattended operation can stack completed work sheets. The operator can remove an unload pallet stacked with cut sheets by opening the tower gate and picking up the pallet with a forklift. 

8-PALLET UNLOAD TOWER
A mini unload tower with 2 x 4-pallet towers on both sides of the unload lifter provides more cut sheet stacking capacity. 

PART SORTING SYSTEMS
Mazak automation can be designed to incorporate systems to separate parts and automatically load them onto pallets in production environments.

For information on our extensive range of additional productivity solutions or for special engineered solutions to meet your special requirements, please contact your Mazak representative.