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Punching and Palletizing Solution

Lantek has announced a collaboration agreement with the Italian company, Euromac, that enables control of a sorting cell programmed with a Kuka KR 10 robot. It uses two punching solutions from Lantek, Lantek Expert PUNCH-PLUS and Lantek Stackmaster, automating the unloading line for parts and their subsequent palletization and storage.

The Lantek software solutions are responsible for the whole process, which starts with programming the CNC punch. During the punching process, the machine ejects/unloads the parts through a hatch. The parts then pass along a conveyer belt to an AI vision table where a camera detects the orientation of the fallen part. The Lantek software uses this information about the shape and orientation of the part to control the robot's suction cups, positioning and activating them to pick up each part. The robot finishes by rotating and placing the part in its correct location on the storage pallet.

The full control of the punching and palletizing process makes it possible to automate the whole production cycle for large volumes of parts, allowing production to be completely unattended.

"The close collaboration between Euromac and Lantek is a significant step forward towards the full process automation of punching lines and the subsequent palletization of the parts, using state-of-the-art technology such as artificial vision systems and robots. This technology maximizes production speed and flexibility and improves workers' conditions and safety," said Francisco Pérez, director of the OEMs channel at Lantek.

Euromac Sales Manager Ferrán Villanueva highlighted the importance of this collaboration, "For us, this is a great opportunity to use Lantek software for the Kuka KR 10. It will allow us to optimize the processes, reduce times and achieve efficient operation, guaranteeing the highest quality and tightest response times from this robot, one of the most cutting-edge on the market."

For more information contact:

Lantek Systems, Inc.

5412 Courseview Drive

Suite 205

Mason, OH 45040


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