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The glass gathering by robot is the ideal solution for all those glass factories that want to improve the production capabilities…

… by making more automatic but keeping in the meantime the suitable level of flexibility required in small/medium capacity plants.

FALORNI TECH has developed its gathering robots starting from anthropomorphous machines of established manufacturer but integrating it to the hot operation.

FALORNI TECH offers two models in order to satisfy the complete range of needs from glass production facilities:

  • ATOM 20-4 GLASS with 4 axis
  • ATOM 50-5 GLASS with 5 axis

The 4-axis robot is installed in hung position with the robot basement on high position and connected to a holding steel structure. This feature make possible to free space available for the forming machines under the robot itself. This proximity means shorter distance between glass and mold and therefore higher production speed.

The 5-axis robot is installed with the basement standing on the floor. The main characteristics of this model are the extended reach of the arm and the flexibility to follow glass level fluctuations. So far the robot is used either in constant glass level tanks or variable level tanks (pot furnaces or day tanks) and can be installed in order to gather from two adjacent furnaces or to feed more than one forming machine per time.

The UCB 9 controller, provided with BUS is able to manage up to 10 axes (6 robot axes + 4 auxiliary axes) directly in the same cabinet and other 10 axes in an additional cabinet.

The programming software has been developed with intuitive interface and especially conceived for the glass gathering operation.

CONTROL CABINET TECHNICAL DATA

Maximum overall dimensions 850mm (L)x 860mm (D)x 1100mm (H)
Control unit UCB with CPU at 32 BIT
Architecture Multiprocessor
Controllable axes 10 + 10
Input n. 28 expandable
Output n. 16 expandable
Type of memory Static D.O.C.
Feeds technology IGBT PWM
Installed power 5 kW
Weight 150 kg.

4-AXIS ATOM-20-4 GLASS

ATOM 20 robot is equipped for the glass gathering and, as a consequence, it is composed by:

  • Steel bar with empty revolving joint, to allow the passage of the cooling water.
  • Steel empty ball AISI 310, with rapid thread linkage.
  • Anti-heat protections in stainless steel.
  • Compressed air plant, in order to supply a supplementary cooling down to the areas mainly exposed to the heat.

ROBOT TECHNICAL DATA

Controlled axes n. 4
Payload 20 kg
Maximum glass gathering (on the ball) kg. 15 robot 4 axes
Repeatability +/- 0,1 mm
Maximum radius at wrist 1720 mm
Weight of the robot kg. 500
Max n. of operations 6 – 8 per minute

UTILITIES

Feeding voltage: 400 V – 50 Hz – 3 phases + N
Compressed air pressure: 6 bar – 20 Nm³/h
Rod water cooling: 25 litres/minute – pressure 2 bar

5-AXIS ATOM-50-5 GLASS

ATOM 50-5-GLASS robot is equipped for the glass gathering and, as a consequence, it is composed by:

  • water cooled ball holding steel rod
  • water revolving joint, to enable the passage of the cooling water into the steel rod
  • Steel gathering ball in AISI 310, with quick thread fastener
  • Heat proof shields in stainless steel
  • Compressed air plant, in order to supply a supplementary cooling down to the areas mainly exposed to the heat

ROBOT TECHNICAL DATA

Controlled axes: 5 + 1 (gathering rod)
Payload at wrist : 60 kg
Maximum glass gathering (gathered glass): kg. 12
Repeatability: +/- 0,1 mm
Maximum radius at wrist: 2.200 mm
Weight of the robot: kg. 500
Max n. of operations 6 – 8 per minute

UTILITIES

Feeding voltage: 400 V – 50 Hz – 3 phases + N
Compressed air pressure: 6 bar – 20 Nm³/h
Rod water cooling: 25 litres/minute – pressure 2 bar

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