Here you can find out more about the basic design types and working processes of workpiece unloading systems:

The basic design of an unload system is generally similar to that of a loading system for short bars. Instead of a pusher, an unloader normally uses an unloading bar with a clamping system, or an unloading tube, to move the finished workpiece to the sub-spindle, from where it can be drawn out. This is done by means of a guide channel, from where the workpiece is automatically transferred to the material storage system once the clamping system has been released and it has been pushed from the unloading tube. It is generally transported away by the slope of the shelf or a conveyor belt.

In order to provide optimum guidance when drawing out the finished workpiece, it may be necessary to adjust the gap in the sub-spindle of the lathe to the diameter of the unloading bar or the unloading tube. This is done using appropriately sized spindle liners.

How the FMB “gripper concepts” function:

Unloading bar with spring gripper or clamping sleeve and integrated ejector plunger

Unloading bar with pneumatic gripper and integrated ejector plunger

Unloading tube with automated part ejection