At the heart of the SherpaLoader® lies its precision camera. With an accuracy of just 0.5 mm, its vision system reliably recognizes all workpieces placed on your loading device. So, for any new workpiece or job, you do not have to set up new grid plates or stacking tables; and no time-consuming, complex configuration of the robot programs is required. After all, mechanic magazine automation is costly, and prone to failure.
Intuitive Touch Control
The SherpaLoader® comes ready to use, with teach-in completed and automated routines programmed. Jobs are simply started from intuitive screens on a huge 15-inch touch panel display. You do not need to be a robot specialist to operate the SherpaLoader®, in fact, your existing team can instantly do so.
Money Value Manipulator
Unlike welding or milling applications, robots in CNC automation are idle 70–90% of their work-life. Also, unlike production applications, the track accuracy of a CNC automation robot has zero influence on the accuracy of the final products. With its repeatability of ±0.06 mm, the SherpaLoader’s® HYUNDAI manipulator is perfectly tailored to the requirements of CNC automation.
The SherpaLoader® is built to handle all common workpiece dimensions. Its gripper, designed for quick adjustments, holds cylinders and cuboids from 10 to 200 mm, as well as shafts up to 400 mm in length and 12 kg of weight. One SherpaLoader®, covers your entire production portfolio!
The SherpaLoader® comes equipped with a laser sensor system. Prior to picking up a workpiece, the system measures its exact length. This ensure not only perfect clamping in robot gripper but also it allows excluding workpieces beyond a specific tolerance from being loaded. Adding a laser sensor to the 2D camera system gives the SherpaLoader® 3D capabilities, without relying on a fragile and costly 3D vision system.
Mobile & Compact
Manipulator and cabinet of the SherpaLoader® are bolted on a mineral cast machine bed. Occupying less than one square meter, the unit is both compact and mobile. With a manual fork lift, you easily move your SherpaLoader® to the CNC machine with the highest capacity load.
For various machining operations and materials, spindle, chuck and workpieces must be regularly blown off. The SherpaLoader® is equipped with a blower nozzle that can be activated/deactivated for specific operations.
Universal I/O Interface
The interface of the SherpaLoader® is compatible with all common CNC lathes and milling machines of all years of construction. Use the same SherpaLoader® to automate existing machines, or to pair it with a brand-new CNC machines from any manufacturer.
Euro Pallet Functionality
Not only unload finished parts on euro pallets, but also pick up unfinished parts directly from pallets. SherpaLoader® is the only automation system in the world that can be loaded with material from standard pallets, without costly special mechanics and at no extra cost.