Individual applications

Customer-specific unloading solutions

The design of a sub-spindle unload system is strongly influenced by the form of the workpiece.

FMB is able to refer to numerous ideas and designs that have been tried and tested over many years to develop individual solutions tailored to a wide variety of customer requirements.

A substantial number of special unload systems have already been implemented, optimised for workpieces with a wide variety of external contours, lengths and materials.

If you are looking for a special solution for feeding blanks to a lathe or removing finished workpieces, you will find a strong partner in FMB, ready and willing to work in close cooperation with you to produce an individual concept for your requirements.

Individual applications - Loading and unload system for high material throughput

Examples of applications for individual solutions using a workpiece unload system

Loading and unload system for high material throughput

Located on the loading side to the left of the lathe, this system consists of a Turbo 5-65 with automated material feed by means of a bundle loader. This enables large volumes of materials to be inserted in the system direct and bundled, and then fed bar by bar into the loading magazine via the lateral material storage system. The unload side to the right of the lathe is based on a Vario E with extended depositing table for workpieces up to 1300 mm length.

To increase the storage capacity the depositing table has been extended to 2000 mm. From here the transfer is made to a downstream machine tool that is not shown here. Also, connected to the workpiece depositing area there is a separate integrated depositing area for the remnant pieces, which in this case are disposed of via the sub-spindle, not the bar loading magazine. The system has been designed for the automated processing of workpieces with a length of 300 to 1300 mm with a diameter range of 25 to 50 mm.

Individual applications - Compact loading and unload system for small diameter ranges

Examples of applications for individual solutions using a workpiece unload system

Compact loading and unload system for small diameter ranges

Located on the loading side to the right of the lathe, this system consists of a Turbo 2-20. In this case, the lathe itself works in long-turning mode and is coupled to the loading magazine feed system via the synchronizing device. The unloading side to the left of the lathe consists of a very compact unit, which receives the workpieces via the sub-spindle by means of a purely pneumatically driven unloading bar and deposits them in a container below the unloader. The unloader is designed so that there is also sufficient space to transport away the chips by means of a chip conveyor.

The unloader is controlled directly through the bar loading magazine, so that only one control cabinet is needed. There is also a Profibus connection between the loading magazine, lathe and unloader to enable all parameters relevant tot he process to be transferred. The system has been designed for the automated processing of workpieces with a length of 120 to 400 mm with a diameter range of 8 to 15 mm.