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Robotic Wood Wrapping Machine - Courtesy of Pre-Tec

 
 

Wood manufacturers are discovering that industrial robots are ideal for the hazardous work environments they encounter in the woodworking industry. In this application video, PRE-TEC has implemented an automated wood wrapping system in which four FANUC robots apply protective wrapping, end sealant, and label to I-Joist Beams or Stacked Laminated Veneer Lumber. This system can automatically apply protective wrapping for multiple length, width and height units on the fly by calculating the load dimensions.

This system utilizes one FANUC M-710iC/70 robot, two M-16iB/10L robots, and one M-20iA/10L robot to complete the process. The FANUC robots transfer each piece, accurately measure and stretch the wrapping to match the piece size, apply the sealant, and stack the wood for distribution. The beams are measured continuously on the carousel to be sure the correct size wrapping is loaded.

The robots then wrap and staple the wood automatically. In this system, robots replaced an operation that presented stapling hazards as well as those that come with handling large pieces of engineered wood products. In addition to removing stapling and handling hazards, PRE-TEC says that this robotically automated process has made their system much more efficient. To learn more about this robotic wrap applicator system, please visit PRE-TEC's website at http://www.pre-tec.com/custom-robotics.

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Key Technology Demonstrated

 

FANUC M-710iC Robot

Robotic Wood Wrapping Machine
  • Best joint speeds in its class maximizing cycle time and throughput.
  • One of the largest work envelopes in its class.
  • Multiple mounting solutions.
  • Compact size and ability to flip over and work behind itself maximizes flexibility for work cell design, and saves valuable floor space.
  • Built to withstand demanding industrial environments with high reliability.

FANUC M-20iA Robot

  • 20 kg payload at wrist.
  • Compact size, slim wrist, and small footprint permit operation in tight work spaces.
  • High joint speeds maximize throughput.
  • Built-in Solution Arm, 50 mm hollow wrist and upper arm.
  • 6 degrees of freedom.
  • ± 0.10 mm repeatability.
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