Automation systems come in a variety of sizes. Some are small enough to process sensitive medical operations, and some can process parts the size or weight of a car and beyond.
Today on our floor, we have a couple of custom robotic positioners that are designed to operate on the largest of scales. These positioners can handle up to 30,000 kg of payload but have the motion control ability that can match conventional industrial robots. The MWES SkyHook positioners can also offer 360-degree rotation on two of its axes, to place the potential 30+ tons of payload in a variety of positions safely and repeatably.
Typically, these systems are used in combination with other robotic systems for welding and inspecting components, where substantial throughput gains can be had just by repositioning multiple ton parts in an automated fashion.
If you’re manufacturing large products, automation is possible with MWES. Contact us today to learn how we can streamline your operation.