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    Iridium
    Frontloader

    The IRIDIUM is the most flexible entry-level CNC machine automation on the market. With the IRIDIUM, you benefit from a complete robot system at a minimal investment. This allows your team to get accustomed to the process improvements that automation brings with the minimum of fuss. The modular design of the IRIDIUM Series means you retain the value of your  investment. This is because the system is modularly expandable at a later date to grow with your business. For example with an upgrade to Multi Batch that enables automatic changeover to the next batch without operator intervention.

    Single Batch / Multi Batch

    • Single Batch enables the unmanned production of a single series
    • Multi Batch enables the unmanned production of different series, which means automatic changeover without operator intervention.
    • Hybrid is combining pallet and product loading without operator intervention.

    How many spindle hours do you produce this week?

    128 hours per week. These are the average number of hours in which a full-time CNC operator is not on the machine. Some of the time that your CNC operator is present is filled with repetitive work. Work for which your CNC operator is actually overqualified. Recognizable situation?

    • Automation of turning and milling machines
    • Loading through the front door of the CNC machine
    • Suitable for any brand of CNC machine
    • 6-axis robot with a maximum load of 25 Kg
    • Optional multiple production series in one production run
    • Many different gripper options
    • Optional capacity for 8 collet positions
    • Optional capacity for 4 pallet positions, expandable to as many as 20 pallet positions
    • Standard one flexible table for product storage
    • Optionally expandable to 2 flexible product drawers
    • Refilling of product drawers during operation
    • Infinitely varied grid configurations can be created
    Width: 1.500 mm
    Height: 2.325 mm
    Depth: 3.216 mm
    Weight: 1.400 Kg
    Maximum load robot: 25 Kg
    Maximum product dimensions: Ø279 mm
    Maximum weight product table: 600 Kg
    Maximum weight per drawer: 400 Kg
    Maximum product height: 200 mm
    Product table/drawer dimensions: 1.075 x 725 mm
    Characteristics
    • Automation of turning and milling machines
    • Loading through the front door of the CNC machine
    • Suitable for any brand of CNC machine
    • 6-axis robot with a maximum load of 25 Kg
    • Optional multiple production series in one production run
    • Many different gripper options
    • Optional capacity for 8 collet positions
    • Optional capacity for 4 pallet positions, expandable to as many as 20 pallet positions
    • Standard one flexible table for product storage
    • Optionally expandable to 2 flexible product drawers
    • Refilling of product drawers during operation
    • Infinitely varied grid configurations can be created
    Layout and dimensions
    Width: 1.500 mm
    Height: 2.325 mm
    Depth: 3.216 mm
    Weight: 1.400 Kg
    Maximum load robot: 25 Kg
    Maximum product dimensions: Ø279 mm
    Maximum weight product table: 600 Kg
    Maximum weight per drawer: 400 Kg
    Maximum product height: 200 mm
    Product table/drawer dimensions: 1.075 x 725 mm
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    Collet or Pallet Module

    Collet or Pallet Module

    Collet or Pallet Module

    Your production will run in single batch mode as standard. The ideal way to get used to an automated system. The IRIDIUM 25 Frontloader can be upgraded with Multi Batch capabilities.

    For business owners who want to obtain even more output from their CNC machines, BMO Automation also offers the option of loading pallets with fixtures in your CNC machine or the option of loading collets on your CNC turning machine. Both options provide greater flexibility and allows several different product formats to be processed in combination on unmanned machinery. Such versatility enables 24/7 production of product series of various sizes.

    Collet Module

    If you opt for the collet module, the robot will be equipped with a gripper exchange system so that it can attach a special collet gripper. With this special gripper, the robot can take collets from the rack above the product trays and place them in the collet chuck in the main spindle or sub-spindle.

    • Capacity for 8 collet positions
    • Loading collets of various diameters
    • The robot is equipped with the BMO gripper exchange system and a BMO collet gripper
    • Including software BMO Intelligent Collet Loading Solution (BICL)
    • Multiple product series in one production run (24/7)

    Pallet Module

    The robot is equipped with a gripper exchange system that allows the robot to disconnect its gripper and attach to its pallets

    • Capacity for 4 pallets 195 x 195 mm
    • Extendable to as many as 20 pallet positions 195 x 195 mm
    • Loading pallets with or without pneumatic vice
    • The robot is equipped with the BMO gripper exchange system
    • Including software BMO Intelligent Pallet Loading Solution (BIPL)
    • Multiple product series in one production run (24/7)

    Product Loading Module

    Product Loading Module

    Product Loading Module

    The standard version of the IRIDIUM 25 Frontloader has a flexible table for product storage. The capacity of the IRIDIUM 25 Frontloader can be increased by opting for 2 flexible product drawers.

    Standard product table:
    The operator can fill the product table with the material to be machined. After machining, the robot puts the machined products back on the table. The operator can then clear this table filled with finished products.

    Optionally 2 product drawers:
    The operator can fill this drawer system with the material to be processed. The robot autonomously slides these drawers in order to pick up raw materials and load them into the CNC machine. After processing, the robot places the processed products back in the drawer and slides them to the middle position. The operator can then pull out this drawer to the unload position and empty the finished products with which it is filled. These drawers may therefore be loaded and unloaded during operation without interrupting the production process.

    The product drawers can be provided with different grids, optimizing the available space for your products. This allows you to store as many products as possible in the IRIDIUM Frontloader for the highest possible number of spindle hours. The variable drawer system also makes it possible to automate products with different heights.

    With product loading from BMO Automation you are flexible, modular and able to gain a guaranteed higher output.

    • Standard one flexible table for product storage
    • Optionally 2 flexible product drawers
    • Product table dimensions: 1.075 x 725 mm
    • Maximum load on product table: 600 Kg
    • Product drawer dimensions: 1.075 x 725 mm
    • Maximum load per drawer: 400 Kg
    • Many different gripper options
    • Optional bar loading module including special bar grid
    • Infinitely varied grid configurations can be created

     

    Fixtures

    Fixtures

    Fixtures

    BMO Automation is a total solution provider. In addition to robot automation, we also ensure that your CNC machine is prepared and equipped with a zero-point clamping system which is developed by BMO. This “chuck plate” is equipped with pallet installation control and is tailor-made for the machine table of your CNC machine. The communication between the robot and the CNC machine is provided through a customized interface developed by BMO. In addition, we provide various other options to make the work as easy as possible for the operator.

    • Pallets in many different sizes (with or without pneumatic feed through)
    • Use many different types of vices
    • Integration kit for manual control of the zero-point clamping system
    • Integration kit for manual control of the pneumatic vice

     


    BMO Intelligent Control System

    BMO Intelligent Control System

    BMO Intelligent Control System

    Simple and User-friendly

    The IRIDIUM Frontloader is operated by means of the BMO Intelligent Control System. This software makes it unnecessary to use the robot’s teach pendant. The operator operates the IRIDIUM Frontloader by means of a specially developed Multi-touch screen (IP67) mounted on the front of the robot cell and connected to a high-end control system. No extensive robot knowledge is required to operate the IRIDIUM Frontloader.

    Production of a new job is commenced by entering different parameters, product dimensions, product quantities, gripper selection and vice properties. The very intuitive operating procedure is so simple that a new job can be created within one minute. The software not only offers great advantage when initiating the process but also when monitoring it. Remaining times, cycle times and processed products are calculated and, if you opt for the optional mail module, can also be retrieved remotely.

    The manual operation of the vice, robot gripper and access door of the cell can also be controlled via the touch screen. In addition, the speed of the robot can be controlled by the software and various software options can be implemented. With the installation of each new BMO robot cell, we provide 2 half-days of training as standard so that all operators can start working with the automation immediately.

    • Operation via a Multi-touch screen
    • Robot jobs can be programmed within 1 minute
    • Equipped with remote support module
    • Mail module for status updates
    • BMO Jobmanager to handle multiple jobs in a row
    • Easy-to-use menu layout with clear symbols

     

    BMO Software

     

    BMO Self-Adjusting Gripper

    BMO Self-Adjusting Gripper

    BMO Self-Adjusting Gripper

    To ensure optimal flexibility, BMO Automation offers a choice of many different gripper options. There is a gripper solution for every product.

    BMO has developed the self-adjusting gripper to enable the greatest possible flexibility. Selecting this option means that the parallel or three-point gripper is fitted with automatically adjustable gripper fingers. By means of a simple operation, the operator is able to enter the product’s size into the BMO Intelligent Control System, after which the self-adjustable gripper automatically adjusts to the entered size. As a result, multiple product sizes can be loaded in a fully automated manner as part of a single continuous process. Gripper fingers no longer have to be switched manually.

    With a parallel gripper, products can be grasped in the range of 0 to 164 mm or 109 to 274 mm without the intervention of the operator.

    A three-point gripper can grab round products in a range of 3 to 196 mm or 144 to 310 mm without operator intervention.

     

    Automatic door on CNC machine

    Automatic door on CNC machine

    Automatic door on CNC machine

    More and more CNC machines are delivered with an automatic door or can be equipped with this option afterwards. BMO Automation can provide an automatic door module for new and old CNC machines that do not have this option. This can be either the automation of an existing door or the installation of the automatic door module developed by BMO.

    • Automation of existing doors of the CNC Machine (front and side door)
    • Installation and assembly of the BMO door module
    • Suitable for new and older CNC machines

     

    Optional functionalities

    At BMO Automation you can enter at any desired level of automation because all our automation systems can be equipped with upgrades and options afterwards. This way you have the possibility to start on a small scale and upgrade your robot automation at a later stage if desired. Below you will find a small selection of our optional functionalities.

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      BMO Vice Pressure Control

      Easily adjust the clamping force of the vice in the software. This can be entered into the BMO Intelligent Control System for every individual job by a simple operation.

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      BMO Gripper Pressure Control System

      This option gives the operator the possibility to program the gripper’s tensioning force in the software. This allows the operator to set the gripping force of the grab for every individual job.

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      Fixation cylinder on the gripper

      With a fixation cylinder on the gripper, the product is pressed when it is set down and is pressed before it’s picking up, to make sure the operation is always accurate.

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      BMO Jobmanager

      The BMO Jobmanager adds extra functionality to your machine. It allows the robot to perform multiple jobs in a row.

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      Product turning station

      The turning station offers the operator the possibility to program the robot to reverse the product and to place it back into the machining process. With the turning station it is possible to mill all sides of the product.

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