Pallet system connects machining systems

Up to five machine tools to pallet storage racking with a maximum of 87 positions.

July 28, 2020   by PLANT STAFF

Maximum 87 positions. PHOTO: GROB

GROB Systems’ PSS-L linear pallet storage links machining systems to improve production.

This highly automated modular system for individual machines or for interlinking the same machining systems connects up to five machine tools – including the G550a, G552 and G552T – to pallet storage racking with a maximum of 87 positions. It also operates locked out of a system as an independent machine.

A linear travelling pallet changer with a pallet gripper transports materials between setting stations, work-piece deposits and machines. No cable track is used and the pallets are staged close to the machine to prevent long exchange times.

Production control software delivers autonomous part and pallet control while considering resources, and monitoring and verifying tool resources for all scheduled orders.

GROB Systems, based in Bluffton, Ohio, is a manufacturer of machinery and machining systems.

This article originally appeared in PLANT Magazine’s May-June 2020 print issue.