The SherpaLoader®

Automation for turning and milling machines

The SherpaLoader® is the world's first loading robot that automatically detects round bars, square bars and plate cuts as standard. With its camera and laser system, it detects workpieces on table trolleys, drawers and pallets and picks them up for loading machine tools. After machining, it removes the finished parts from the processing machine and places them back on the loading device.

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Part recognition

Fully automatic using 3D camera and laser

Robots without a camera are blind. Workpieces that have been provided must be positioned precisely so that they can be picked up by a robot. Integrated devices or fixed installations are usually used for this, such as grid plates, turntables, stack storage, towers, etc. The SherpaLoader®, on the other hand, works without expensive and error-prone mechanics. It uses a 3D camera and laser system to detect the position of workpieces on the material supply line. Eyes increase the flexibility of robots, just as they do in living beings.

Full flexibility in the provision of materials

With conventional loading systems, you have to decide on a type of material supply. The SherpaLoader® is prepared for three different loading media. Depending on the number of pieces, component weight and size, you use the appropriate supply: table trolleys, pallets or a SpaceBox.

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Changeover time
under 5 minutes*

For batch sizes of 10 - 1,000 parts, short set-up times are crucial. During set-up, the processing machine stops and valuable spindle time is lost. Camera-controlled systems have shorter set-up times than mechanical systems because there is no need to change grid plates, magazines or other mechanical stops. When changing workpieces, only the clamping dimension of the robot grippers is adjusted.

* depending on the gripper configuration

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Easy as 1-2-3
through understandable dialog control

The robot cell is operated via a dialog control with a graphical user interface. Operators can set up new orders in no time at all on a 17" touch display, without any programming knowledge for robot controls. The use of clear symbols and understandable input masks provide context-related support. For technically oriented employees, order creation is self-explanatory.

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Optimized for
CNC machining

The movement sequences of the SherpaLoader® are optimized for loading machine tools. During commissioning, travel paths are adapted to the geometry of the customer's machine and the customer's range of parts: the automation is handed over to the customer fully set up. The system enables the use of robot cells in medium-sized manufacturing companies that cannot fully utilize an in-house robot expert with irregular setup work.

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Shape the future of machining with us

These companies are already automating their production with SHERPA Robotics

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Customer successes

Personnel key reduced at ROELC

„Aufgrund des kurzen ROI haben wir gleich die zweite CNC-Automation von SHERPA gekauft. Und wir planen in Zukunft weitere Maschinen zu automatisieren.“

Matthias Rose, Managing Director

55%

Personnel cost
reduction

2

additional
CNC machines
per operator

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"The automation has more than doubled our sales on the system. This is both a success and an incentive. That's why we have just invested in a new processing machine from HERMLE - and in another SherpaLoader.

Johannes Seilbeck, Managing Director

14 Std.

Spindle time increase
daily

200%

Sales on
the plant

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“Qualified machine operators are rare at the Gebesee location. An increase in delivery reliability can therefore only be achieved with the support of a robot.”

Rene Liebl, owner

60 Std.

autonomous
runtime

0%

additional
skilled workers
needed

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Double victory for the SherpaLoader@

At the renowned handling award 2021, the jury and readers honored the SherpaLoader - with 1st place in the "Handling & Assembly" category and as the best product in the competition. Thank you for your vote!

For a wide range of components:
Six models

Robots with 25, 50 and 88 kg payloads for handling round and hexagonal bars, plate and square cuts as well as cast and forged parts. Equipped with two-jaw parallel grippers or three-jaw centric grippers, pneumatically or servo-electrically operated, equipped with individual fingers, pendulum jaws, contour jaws or prism inserts.

SherpaLoader®M25

    For edge material
    up to 18 kg weight
    and a size of
    20 x 20 x 10 mm up to
    200 x 200 x 200 mm

SherpaLoader®M50

    For edge material
    up to 38 kg weight
    and a size of
    20 x 20 x 10 mm to
    300 x 300 x 300mm

SherpaLoader®M88

    For edge material
    up to 73 kg weight
    and a size of
    20 x 20 x 10 mm to
    300 x 300 x 300mm

SherpaLoader®T25

    For cylinders and shafts
    up to 18 kg weight
    and a size of
    Ø 15 - 220 mm and
    Length 10 – 200 mm

SherpaLoader®T50

    For cylinders and shafts
    up to 38 kg weight
    and a size of
    Ø 20 - 300 mm and
    Length 10 – 300 mm

SherpaLoader®T88

    For cylinders and shafts
    up to 73 kg weight
    and a size of
    Ø 20 - 300 mm and
    Length 10 – 300 mm

*Das Handhabungsgewicht ist abhängig vom Bauteilschwerpunkt

Flexible extension modules

Grows with your requirements: functional extensions
for modular addition, suitable for your production use

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Autmation einer DMG Mori CTX beta 800 Drehmaschine zur Bearbeitung von Gussteilen, bereitgestellt mittels Spacebox.

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Automation einer Hurco VMC30Ui 5-Achs Fräsmaschine zur Bearbeitung von gesägten Quadern, bereitgestellt auf Tischwagen.

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DMG Mori CTX beta 1250 TC

Automation eines DMG Mori CTX beta 1250 TC Dreh-Fräszentrums zur Bearbeitung von Gussteilen, bereitgestellt auf Tischwagen.

DMG Mori CTX beta 800

Autmation einer DMG Mori CTX beta 800 Drehmaschine zur Bearbeitung von Gussteilen, bereitgestellt mittels Spacebox.

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Hurco VMX30Ui

Automation einer Hurco VMC30Ui 5-Achs Fräsmaschine zur Bearbeitung von gesägten Quadern, bereitgestellt auf Tischwagen.

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DMG Mori CTX beta 1250 TC

Automation eines DMG Mori CTX beta 1250 TC Dreh-Fräszentrums zur Bearbeitung von Gussteilen, bereitgestellt auf Tischwagen.

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Compatible with all
common CNC machines

Thanks to a universal interface, the SherpaLoader® can be flexibly connected to all common turning and milling machines - regardless of the year of manufacture. You can use the same SherpaLoader® to retrofit an old existing machine or automate a new machine.

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Arrange a demonstration!

It is always our pleasure to have the system set up and started without any instructions from the operator.

+49 711 2525 744 - 0

info@sherpa-robotics.com

    We will contact you in the next 24 hours.