Manufacturing Pick&Place Stations

Source: Festo Corporation

The Pick&Place station is equipped with a two-axis Pick&Place module. Workpiece housings placed on the conveyor are detected by an optical diffuse sensor. The workpiece is transported to the pneumatic separator on the conveyor and detected by a second diffuse sensor. The Pick&Place module picks up a workpiece insert from the slide and places it on the workpiece housing. The complete workpiece (housing and insert) is released by the separator and transported to the end of the conveyor. A light barrier detects the workpiece at the end of the conveyor.

This station can also be used to perform the following tasks:

  • Rejection of workpieces (housing or basic body) on the slide
  • Alternative feeding of workpieces (housing or basic body) from the slide

Simply the finest: Linear slide units
SLT slide units from Festo can be used to further extend the versatility of the Pick&Place module. With variable stops, silencers and an attachment that can be adjusted in all directions, the ideal solution can be found for all Pick&Place tasks. This permits a wide range of project work.

Modular vacuum technology from Festo
Vacuum generators, pressure switches, vacuum filters, suction grippers. The vacuum components are harmonised for optimum performance. They clearly demonstrate the principle behind vacuum applications: vacuum generation using a generator, the correct suction cup with matching filter and the electronic pressure switch with teach-in switching points for pressure sensing.