Deciding between a gantry and a robot for your application isn’t always as clear-cut as it may seem. To automate a simple, yet time-consuming and potentially dangerous task in its factory, a company that makes particleboards weighed the benefits of using a gantry system against a robot system.
Systems integrator Chicago Electric was approached to design an X-Z gantry system for stacking the metal screens used to make particleboards. These screens are stacked at the end of the process and sent back to the beginning for reuse.
Built around our R-SMART 160 and SC-130 linear actuators, this system lets workers use their time and expertise in other areas. Download our new case study for a closer look.