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GPC Y ASOCIADOS S.A.

Veléz Sarsfield 201640 Martinez

Buenos Aires

Tel.: +54 (9) 11 5993 8719

info@gpcasoc.com.ar

Horne Technologies cc

PO Box 536

Betty's Bay, 7141

Tel.: +27 (0)76 563 2084

info@hornet.cc

www.hornetechnologies.co.za

FAULHABER MINIMOTOR SA

Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

Tel.: +41 (0)91 611 31 00

info@faulhaber.ch

Building of FAULHABER MICROMO LLC, Wien, Austria

FAULHABER MICROMO LLC

14881 Evergreen Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

Tel.: +1 (727) 572 0131

marketing@micromo.com

www.faulhaberUSA.com

NRC Engineering & Precision Drives Co., Ltd.

17F., No. 890, Jingguo Rd., Luzhu Dist.

Taoyuan City 33858, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel.: +886 (0) 3-316-1838

info@nrc.com.tw

www.nrc-precidrives.com

EDEL Teknoloji Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti

Folkart TowersAdalet Mah.Manas Blv. No:47B/2809

35530 Bayraklı/İzmir

Tel.: + 90 232 215 08 91

info@edelteknoloji.com

www.edelteknoloji.com

FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Blk 67 Ubi Road 1, #06-07 Oxley Bizhub

Singapore 408730

Tel.: +65 6562 8270

info@faulhaber.com.sg

Compotech Provider AP

Gustavslundsvägen 145, 4 tr

167 51 Bromma

Tel.: +46 (0) 8 441 58 00

info@compotech.se

www.compotech.se

MICROPRIVOD Ltd.

56 (bldg. 32), Shosse Enthusiastov

111123 Moscow

Tel.: +7 495 2214 052

info@microprivod.ru

www.microprivod.ru

FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o.

Ul. Górki 7

60-204 Poznan

Tel.: +48 61 278 72 53

info@faulhaber.pl

Staubo Elektro-Maskin a.s.

Bjørnerudveien 12C

1266 Oslo

Tel.: +47 22 75 35 00

post@staubo.no

www.staubo.no

FAULHABER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

1A-2-01 & 02 · One Precinct · Lengkok Mayang Pasir

11950 Bayan Baru · Penang · Malaysia

Tel.: +60 4 619 2570

info@faulhaber.my

Swiss Amiet Co., Ltd.

W-903, SK V1 Center, 11 Dangsan-ro 41-g

Yeongdeungpo-gu,07217, Seoul

Tel.: +82 (0) 2 783 4774

info@swissamiet.com

www.swissamiet.com

Shinkoh Electronics Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Sales Office, Motor Sales Division8F, REID-C OMORI building, 6-20-8

Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013

Tel.: +81 (0) 3 6404 1003

motor-info@shinkoh-elecs.co.jp

www.shinkoh-faulhaber.jp

FAULHABER Italia S.r.l.

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo CO

Tel.: +39 0236714708

info@faulhaber-italia.it

Inteltek Automation JV

S.No. 100/5, Ambegaon

Pune - 411046

Tel.: +91 (0) 20 39392150

info@inteltekindia.com

www.inteltekindia.com

Lewenstein Technologies Ltd.

1 Ha'arava St. Givat Shmuel

5400804 Israel

Tel.: +972 3 9780 800

info@l-tech.co.il

www.l-tech.co.il

Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd.

Eros House, Calleva Industrial Park, Aldermaston

Reading, RG7 8LN

Tel.: +44 (0) 118 9817 391

info@ems-ltd.com

www.ems-limited.co.uk

FAULHABER France SAS

Parc d’activités du Pas du Lac2, Rue Michaël Faraday

78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 30 80 45 00

info@faulhaber-france.fr

www.faulhaber.com

ELMEQ Motor

Passeig Ferrocarrils Catalans 178

Cornellà de Llobregat 08940 (Barcelona)

Tel.: +34 93 422 70 33

marketing@elmeq.es

www.elmeq.es

MOVETEC OY

Suokalliontie 9

01740 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 5259 230

info@movetec.fi

www.movetec.fi

Routech s.r.o.

Dr. Milady Horákové 185/66

460 06 Liberec

Tel.: +420 489 202 971

info@routech.cz

www.routech.cz

Compower ApS

Marielundvej 29

2730 Herlev

Tel.: +45 (0) 44 92 66 20

info@compower.dk

www.compower.dk

Marte Científica e Instrumentação Industrial Ltda

Av Fco Andrade Ribeiro 430

37540-000 Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG

Tel.: +55 (11) 3411 4500

motores@marte.com.br

www.marte.com.br

FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Eastern Block, Incubator Building, No. 6 Beijing Road West

Taicang 215400, Jiangsu Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 512 5337 2626

info@faulhaber.cn

FAULHABER Benelux B.V.

High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

Tel.: +31 (0) 40 85155-40

info@faulhaber.nl

FAULHABER Benelux B.V.

High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

Tel.: +31 (0) 40 85155-40

info@faulhaber.be

FAULHABER Austria GmbH

Modecenterstraße 22/C89

1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 7963149-0

info@faulhaber-austria.at

ERNTEC Pty. Ltd.

15 Koornang Road

Scoresby, VIC 3179

Tel.: +61 (0) 3 9756 4000

sales@erntec.com.au

www.erntec.net

Headquarter

DR. FRITZ FAULHABER GMBH & CO. KG

Daimlerstr. 23

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

Fax: +49 7031 638 100

info@faulhaber.de

www.faulhaber.com

Jan-Christopher Mohr

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +49 (7031) 638 158

jan-christopher.mohr@faulhaber.de

Michael Schütte

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +49 (7031) 638 456

michael.schuette@faulhaber.de

Daniel Brönnimann

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 570 0814

daniel.broennimann@faulhaber.ch

Rolf Leitner

Regional Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 422 3348

rolf.leitner@faulhaber.ch

Rafael Steinemann

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 932 1645

rafael.steinemann@faulhaber.ch

Brushless DC-servomotors in servocontrolled gripper jaws

Dutch company BMO Automation started in 2008 with the vision of a significantly more effective loading of CNC lathes and milling machines. Customers, mainly from the metal and plastics processing industries, can make use of modular complete solutions for the machining industry characterized by high-quality, user-friendly and flexible automation solutions. Working in collaboration with FAULHABER, the result was a servo gripper that is connected to a robot arm in the robot cells. These cells are used for the automatic loading and unloading of CNC lathes and milling machines.

Game changer

With their robot cells, BMO Automation from the Dutch town of Nederweert in the province of Limburg enables automated production of widely varying batch sizes with quantities as small as a single unit. "Performance at BMO is defined as flexibility² times productivity. Using the servo gripper developed by us, flexibility is increased significantly and customers can automate for batch sizes as small as 1. This is the future!" stresses Marketing Manager Maarten van Bun. "A simple robot or cobot performs the same job 1000 times. But we believe that the future is more likely to be the automation of smaller product series in a single pass. We call this multibatch automation. We can also automatically manufacture 1000 parts, but split into multiple series with low volumes. The result is both high mix and high volume."

Brushless DC-servomotors in servocontrolled gripper jaws

High mix & high volume

The margins in the manufacturing of small quantities are generally higher than in mass production. At the same time, however, it is more personnel- and cost-intensive if the workpieces need to be manually loaded between individual turning and milling processes. Thus, a solution that achieves both high variances as well as high volumes when using CNC lathes and milling machines in the metal and plastics processing industries is a game changer. For their approach, BMO Automation combines the advantages of pallet automation with the option of also being able to load individual workpieces fully automatically. From the principle "high mix – low volume" thus becomes "high mix & high volume".

This is made possible by, among other things, servo-controlled gripper jaws whose precision and reliability are guaranteed by FAULHABER drives. In the servo gripper, a FAULHABER motor drives a gear spindle that is part of a linear guide system. The gripper fingers, connected to the guided blocks, thereby move to the desired position for the product that is to be loaded into the CNC machine. The dimensions of the workpiece can change following the turning or milling process. Here, the servo gripper automatically adapts the position of the gripper fingers and does so without changing the loading and necessary to change the gripper.

"Harco Hermans, responsible for research and development for us, knew FAULHABER from previous projects, where he had very good experiences with the Motion Control products," explains Maarten van Bun. The appropriate motor was selected using the Drive Selection Tool on the FAULHABER website. At the same time, BMO Automation received support from FAULHABER, for example, in checking the script files for communication with the BMO Intelligent Control Software.

Development lasted approximately one year, including a two-month test phase with reference customers. The biggest challenge was in integrating a reliable solution that is available in the smallest possible dimensions with a low weight and thereby has a minimal impact on the load capacity of the robot. "Here, FAULHABER offers a very compact and yet high-performance solution in both the mechanical as well as electronic part that convinced us."

Brushless DC-servomotors in servocontrolled gripper jaws

Outstandingly innovative

A concentration in the area of CNC automation, many years of experience and good contact with manufacturers of CNC machines enables complete integration of robot automation in machining production. BMO is a leader here in the field of automation and digitization. This is also evidenced by three nominations to the TechniShow Award. The first nomination in 2016 was for an automation solution by means of which individual pieces and series could be manufactured in an ongoing process.

This was made possible by the change of clamping means, pallets and products. At the time of the nomination, this was a true first. In 2018, BMO was awarded for the revolutionary Xenon software for Smart Industry 4.0. This is used to collect and link a wide range of data from CNC machines of a machining plant. In 2020, the company was nominated for the third time in a row for its Smart Centric E-Clamp, but did not prevail this time.

Automatically an advantage

"CNC automation increases productivity, reduces processing time and offers a way to avoid issues associated with the shortage of specialists," states Maarten von Bun. The advantage of an automated robotics solution also proved itself during the Covid-19 pandemic. "Corona had a large impact on the metal industry. At the start, customers were more conservative with investments. The segment quickly changed, however, as it became clear that CNC automation is not only a solution for the future but also for today. A robot does not fall ill and, even with limited working hours, a human operator can maintain the production level together with a BMO robotics solution."

Automated manufacturing also makes production possible on-site, thereby eliminating the disadvantages of outsourced production, such as closed borders, restrictions on travel and the movement of goods, longer border and customs inspections and local lockdowns, as have been experienced during the pandemic.

"If you would like to automate, it is important that a precise process be created that constantly guarantees a high level of safety. This precision and, in particular, the repeatability are important; because everything happens fully automatically, the error rates are low and our automation solutions function without an employee needing to be present. A reliable process is, therefore, extremely important. The products from FAULHABER guarantee us quality, safety and nothing that we need to worry about. We know that it’s good and trust the products that FAULHABER offers us," summarize Maarten van Bun.

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