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Scalable Automation Solution

The ByTrans Modular automation system for loading and unloading laser cutting systems was designed by Bystronic to be expandable in modular fashion to accommodate future needs of the user. From a single machine to multiple machines with material warehousing and automated parts sorting, ByTrans Modular offers multiple scalable solutions.

Benefits include:

  • Automatic sheet loading and unloading
  • Automatic part sorting and residual sheet disposal
  • Increased speed of cut part availability for downstream processes
  • Single operator control interface for ByTrans Modular and BySort
  • Maximum flexibility with varied gripper selections and loading and unloading positions
  • Significant reduction of personnel costs and unproductive time
  • Minimal additional floor space compared with nonautomated system
  • Modular expansion of the laser cutting system with ByTrans Modular, BySort and ByTower options.

Technical points:

  • ByTrans Modular can be loaded and unloaded with fork truck or overhead crane
  • Second shelf can be used for raw material or cut part storage
  • Large parts removal with suction frame standard
  • Custom gripper module design availability.

Building on this efficiency of design, the ByTrans Modular with BySort option offers an automation solution for processing large series of individual cut parts that need to be unloaded and sorted separately according to jobs. Both the BySort and the ByTrans Modular are conveniently operated from the fiber laser cutting system's touchscreen and easy to use Bystronic ByVision Cutting user interface. Available models: 3015 (120x60) and 4020 (160x80).

With the BySort upgrade, ByTrans Modular is now an even more versatile unloading solution. Upon request, Bystronic equips the ByTrans Modular system with this new add-on solution that can accommodate up to two sorting heads. These heads are automatically tooled using the available gripper modules.

The BySort is designed to deposit the completed parts on an additional unloading position next to the laser cutting system, which offers ByTrans Modular users an even higher degree of flexibility. This supports users with the processing of large series where the individual cut parts need to be unloaded and sorted separately according to jobs. "The repetition accuracy with which the BySort deposits the parts is an advantage. Particularly with large cut parts, this is difficult to achieve manually. The accurate positioning of parts on palettes facilitates the automation of subsequent processes, because it allows the precise position detection of the parts to be further processed," said a spokesperson.

Furthermore, BySort increases the speed of the entire unloading process due to the efficient design of the system unloading routes. First, BySort unloads and sorts the cut parts. Subsequently, using a different route, the ByTrans Modular unloads the residual sheet. This ensures that the laser cutting system's shuttle table is more quickly available for the loading of the next sheet, which the ByTrans Modular fetches from its own stock or from the connected warehouse.

Both the BySort and the ByTrans Modular are controlled using the Fiber laser cutter's touchscreen and Bystronic's ByVision Cutting user interface. ByVision Cutting integrates all the cutting processes and the connected automation solutions. During everyday production, this allows laser cutting and the automated material feeding and removal process to be closely interlinked.

For more information contact:

Bystronic Inc.

2200 West Central Road

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

847-214-0300 / 800-247-3332

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