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Sideloader

The Platinum Sideloader is a compact and closed robot automation with a high capacity for the automatic loading of starting material or semi-finished products in one or two CNC machines. This can be both milling and lathes machines. The Sideloader is a solution for both types of CNC machines.

Fully continuous productions of series and single pieces

The Platinum Sideloader is standard equipped with a product loading module, but can also be expanded with a pallet loading module. A standard Platinum Sideloader makes it possible to automate several different series of products together without the intervention of an operator. The BMO Platinum Sideloader can easily be expanded, for example, with integrating a second CNC machine to increase the productivity even more.

Leader in product and pallet loading – The perfect combination for High Mix – High volume

By adding the pallet handling module, the robot can place serveral fixtures in the machine. Mutiple product formats can be processed by the CNC machine unmanned. The advantages of the Sideloader automation are best reflected in the combination of pallet and product loading. Many small and different product series can be automated. This makes the Platinum Sideload the leader in High Mix- High Volume.

  • Automation of lathes and milling machines
  • Loading of 1 or 2 CNC machines with 1 robot
  • Suitable for any brand of CNC machine
  • 6-axis robot with a maximum load of 24, 50 or 80 kg
  • Multiple production series in one production run
  • Many differten gripper options
  • High quality robot cell
  • Capacity for 8 pallets 395x395mm or 16 pallets 395x195mm
  • Standard 4 robust product drawers (max. 7)
  • Refilling of products during operation
  • Many stainless steel Grid plate options
  • Variable product heights due to a widely variable drawer system
Width: 1908 mm
Height: 2298 mm
Depth: 3513 mm
Weight: 2000 kg
Maximum load robot: 24, 50 of 80 kg
Maximum product dimensions: 274 x 255 mm
Maximum weight per drawer: 300 kg
Maximum product height: 255 mm
Product drawer dimensions: 1600 mm x 520 mm
Automation of Pallet loading CNC Machine
Specifications:Platinum FrontloaderPlatinum SideloaderTitaniumTitanium +
Robot capacity:24 / 50 / 80 kg24 / 50 / 80 kg50 / 80 kg180 kg
Type CNC machine:Both lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machines
Position loaded CNC machine:Front of the CNC machineSide door of the CNC machineFront or side door CNC machineFront or side door CNC machine
Number of CNC machines loaded:1222
Number of drawers:Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)
Dimensions of drawers:1600 x 520 mm of 1100 x 420 mm1600 x 520 mm875 x 420 mm1600 x 620 mm
Maximum load drawer:300 kg300 kg300 kg300 kg
Maximum number of pallet positions:161696100
Pallet loading station:On top drawerOn top drawerIndependently operated pallet loading stationIndependently operated pallet loading station
Optional Collet loading:
Maximum number of collet positions:18
Safety:Floor scanner and / or fencingClosed systemClosed systemClosed system
Characteristics
  • Automation of lathes and milling machines
  • Loading of 1 or 2 CNC machines with 1 robot
  • Suitable for any brand of CNC machine
  • 6-axis robot with a maximum load of 24, 50 or 80 kg
  • Multiple production series in one production run
  • Many differten gripper options
  • High quality robot cell
  • Capacity for 8 pallets 395x395mm or 16 pallets 395x195mm
  • Standard 4 robust product drawers (max. 7)
  • Refilling of products during operation
  • Many stainless steel Grid plate options
  • Variable product heights due to a widely variable drawer system
Layout and sizes
Width: 1908 mm
Height: 2298 mm
Depth: 3513 mm
Weight: 2000 kg
Maximum load robot: 24, 50 of 80 kg
Maximum product dimensions: 274 x 255 mm
Maximum weight per drawer: 300 kg
Maximum product height: 255 mm
Product drawer dimensions: 1600 mm x 520 mm
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Automation of Pallet loading CNC Machine
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Specifications:Platinum FrontloaderPlatinum SideloaderTitaniumTitanium +
Robot capacity:24 / 50 / 80 kg24 / 50 / 80 kg50 / 80 kg180 kg
Type CNC machine:Both lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machinesBoth lathe and milling machines
Position loaded CNC machine:Front of the CNC machineSide door of the CNC machineFront or side door CNC machineFront or side door CNC machine
Number of CNC machines loaded:1222
Number of drawers:Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)Standard 4 (max. 7)
Dimensions of drawers:1600 x 520 mm of 1100 x 420 mm1600 x 520 mm875 x 420 mm1600 x 620 mm
Maximum load drawer:300 kg300 kg300 kg300 kg
Maximum number of pallet positions:161696100
Pallet loading station:On top drawerOn top drawerIndependently operated pallet loading stationIndependently operated pallet loading station
Optional Collet loading:
Maximum number of collet positions:18
Safety:Floor scanner and / or fencingClosed systemClosed systemClosed system

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Pallet loading module

Pallet handling module

Pallet loading module

The standard Platinum Sideloader is equipped with a product loading module and a very flexible modular drawer system. For the business operator wishing to obtain more output from a CNC machine, BMO Automation also offers the option of loading pallets with fasteners in your CNC machine. This option provides greater flexibility and allows several different product formats to be processed in combination on unattended machinery. Such versatility enables 24/7 production of product series of various sizes.

The pallet loading module also allows products to be fixed manually on pallets and then loaded into the CNC machine by the robot. This option gives you even greater flexibility by automating the handling of highly complex fastening equipment. The robot is equipped with a gripper exchange system. that allows the robot to disconnect its gripper and attach to its pallets

  • Capacity for 8 pallets 395x395mm or 16 pallets 395x195mm
  • Loading pallets with or without pneumatic clamping block
  • Loading pallets with manual fixtures
  • 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)
  • Optional pallet exchange station on top drawer
Product handling module

Product handling module

Product loading module

The Platinum Sideloader comes standard with a product loading module and a very flexible modular drawer system.

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 Platinum Sideloader 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 four robust product drawers (maximum seven)
  • Product drawer dimensions: 1600mm x 520mm
  • Maximum load per draw of 300 kg
  • Many different gripper options
  • Variable product heights due to a widely variable drawer system
  • Refilling of products during operation
  • Optional multifunctional reversable drawer
  • Optional axle loading module including special axle grid

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 machine clamps
  • Integration kit for manual control of the zero point clamping system
  • Integration kit for manual control of the pneumatic clamping block

BMO Intelligent Control System

BMO Intelligent Control System

BMO Intelligent Control System

Simple and User-friendly

The Platinum Sideloader 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 Platinum 50 sideloader 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 Platinum 50 sideloader.

Production of a new job is commenced by entering different parameters, product dimensions, product quantities, gripper selection and machine clamp 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 machine clamp, 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.

  • 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

 

Servo gripper

Servo gripper

BMO servo 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 servo jaws to enable the greatest possible flexibility. Selecting this option means that the parallel or three-point gripper is fitted with automatically adjustable gripper jaws. By means of a simple operation, the operator is able to enter the product’s size into the BMO Intelligent Control, after which the servo gripper automatically adjusts to the entered size. As a result, multiple product sizes can be loading 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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    Track in the Platinum for increasing robot reach

    Increase the reach of the robot by placing it on a linear slide. Addition of a seventh axis.

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    BMO Clamping Block Pressure Control

    Easily adjust the clamping force of the machine clamp 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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    Flexible layout of pallet racks

    Extra flexibility due to the possibility to use multiple pallet sizes in the robot automation solution. The advantage is that you optimally use the capacity of the robot cell due to this flexibility.

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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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    Pressure cylinder on the gripper

    With a pressure 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 succession.

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    Pallet loading station on top product drawer

    With a pallet loading station on the top drawer, the operator can easily change pallets, up to a height of 200 mm, without disrupting the production process.

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    Product revolve station Titanium series

    The reversing 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 reversing station it is possible to mill all sides of the product.

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