Automatic suction cup handlers

ISVE Srl has recently widened its range of suction cup handlers to include a new automatic model. 

The main characteristic of this product is the fact that it is able to “recognize” the board using sensors, pick it up and deposit it without the need of an operator. 
Among the other features, worthy of note is the capacity to handle boards which are not planed and without cracks without jeopardizing pick up and selection of the single element. 
The plant allows the stacks of boards to be taken apart, loading the boards precisely on roller conveyors to feed shearing machines. 
To start the automatic cycle, use the manual controls to position the suction cup vertically over the roller conveyor to be fed. On selecting the automatic cycle, the pick up and unload sequence starts.

The handler will carry out the following movements:

  • Lowering until contact is made with the roller conveyor;
  • Release of board;
  • Lift up as far as the height of the level of the boards to be handles;
  • Horizontal traverse until contact is made with the top board of the stack;
  • Lower and pick up of the board by means of the suction cups;
  • Lift up and traverse to the vertical unload position of the roller conveyor;
  • Pause to wait for operator to give the ok to download.

The machine is able to carry out from 3 to 6 cycles per minute depending on the distance it has to travel. The possibility of automatically eliminating the presence of any slats is envisaged by applying as an optional a 3.5 m long brush, attached to the vacuum cups crosspiece holder functioning as a thruster.