Asymtek has announced the availability of its MH-900 Series Material Handling System.
Asymtek, a Nordson company
and leader in dispensing, coating, and jetting technologies, has announced the availability
of its MH-900 Series Material Handling System. This multifunctional system
is configurable for inline or same-side load and unload operations, supports
both single- and dual-lane conveyors, and provides reliable loading and
unloading of a variety of parts, from very thin strips to large, heavy boats
Advanced process control is
built into the handling system. Programmable transport speed and carrier
staging maximize units per hour while multiple carrier sensors, active pinch
wheels, and thin strip guides ensure safe handling for even the most
challenging applications. Magazines are loaded from the side into adjustable
spring-loaded trays, and a vertical elevator moves them into loading position.
A frame sensor identifies the next available frame, significantly reducing
search time for partially filled magazines. During loading, frames are
carefully pulled from the magazine and through the system by a soft-touch
gripper and active pinch wheels.
The elevator and shuttle operate independently with
programmable speed to provide precise, high-speed movement. Programmed shuttle
positions simplify set-up and ensure continuous dispensing by moving frames to
the next available lane. During the unload sequence, a frame sensor verifies
that the magazine is empty before moving a strip into the magazine. Adjustable
thin strip guides ensure that strips, whether flat, warped, or bent, are
properly loaded into the finished magazine. The integrated shuttle allows
carrier staging that reduces load time and allows the ability to process a
single magazine on multiple lanes for continuous processing with no wait time.
The system comes with Asymtek’s
LoaderMoveTMTouch Software and Control System.
Programs are easy to write with step-by-step instructions and a 147 mm color
touch screen. Frame mapping sensors eliminate time lost attempting to unload
empty magazine slots and prevent double-loading in full slots. Users can
program magazines to process from the bottom or top and to move frames to the
next available lane or to a specific lane if traceability and lot control are
The MH-900 offers scalability in loading
options. Capacity is flexible. The system can handle multiple
magazines for reduced loading frequency. PLC control enables future
expandability when process needs change. Quick changeover to different
magazine and part sizes can be achieved with no investment in different pusher
tips or expensive tooling. An optional second shelf increases capacity for
reduced loading frequency.
MH-900 series loaders are fully enclosed with interlocked doors and windows for
operator safety and part security. Access panels are easily removed, and
built-in software maintenance tools make servicing easy. Robust system
mechanics and a rigid enclosure ensure precise operation and reduced potential
ASYMTEK: Material Handling System (10/29/09)
October 29, 2009