HOW DOES VICELOADER OPERATE?
On the pages below, we will introduce the unique features of Viceloader:
In the principle, there are 2 types of automation (direct clamping and external clamping)
The automation system loads individual workpieces directly into the CNC centre where the workpieces are clamped in a special vice. Workpieces are gripped separately by the special automation holders. Each workpiece needs a different gripper.
►ideal for large-lot contracts
►each workpiece needs a different gripper (effector), magazine and vice.
►ideal for large lots of identical workpieces
Ideally, VICELOADER can be used for both variants,
external and direct clamping.
As a standard we offer the smart solution version = external clamping
The operator attaches the workpieces to pallets or directly into vices to be placed into the magazine. The automation system picks and places a whole pallet or the vice with the workpiece into the CNC centre.
►clamping by operator = 100% safety
►ideal for small and medium-batch production
►highly reliable, easy and safe
►workpieces may differ in size and shape
►each workpiece requires a pallet or vice
VICELOADER is Plug & Play
in the external clamping version.
Function of the Patented Viceloader Arm
Viceloader’s innovation consists in the capability of the horizontal movement of the arm
Bionic arm movement is based on the natural movement of a man, but it has a larger range.
(individual steps of movement)
movement of the arm with the workpiece
this illustrates the part from the magazine into the CNC centre
The actual Viceloader layout allows for
easy access to the CNC centre
If Viceloader is in standstill mode, the CNC centre is fully accessible for manual activities.
Viceloader is not much bigger
than 2 pallets
Example of the smallest automated plant equipped with the Viceloader automation system.
to save space and finances, we created a special magazine
access from all sides
and to all workpieces
topping, exchange and measuring during production
circular magazine with rotary levels
the magazine can be easily filled thanks to the door
View into the rotary magazine of Viceloader in the version with pallets – 300 x 400 mm
View into Viceloader's magazine equipped with pallets
1| protective fence jacket 2| Viceloader arm 3| protective belt for cable line
4| rotary magazine 5| pallet picking interface 6| pallet 7| rotary level of magazine
8| electrical cabinet
Viceloader's magazine is a rotary type and it allows for full modification as specified by the user.
The magazine is composed of various types of levels. Individual levels are fully selectable
depending on the dimensions of workpieces and pallets.
Fully selectable levels are derived from the
sizes of vices and pallets that are put onto the levels.
Viceloader is standardly supplied with one level.
For detailed information on rotary level options, see Chapter "Magazine"
example of the arrangement of pallets and vices
onto all of the level types of Viceloader:
Viceloader has four wheels, two rotary and two fixed,
which allow for the easy and quick movement of Viceloader.
Viceloader has a set of legs for fixed placement.
Viceloader can be moved manually on a pallet truck or with a high-lift truck
4 možná uspořádání pracoviště s ustavením Viceloaderu k CNC stroji
1 loading from the front side
2 loading from the lateral side
3 loading from the lateral side
4 loading from the lateral side
Install legs to more machining centres. Viceloader movement and anchorage to the points prepared in advance will take several minutes without the need for positional levelling. As a matter of course, we also offer a spare set.
The green colour indicates the work area for Viceloader. We tried to use the area to the full extent.
An example of the smallest fully automated workshop equipped with the Viceloader automation system..
thanks to the full-featured CNC control, the Viceloader automation system can be controlled very easily and the four-axis movement is fully programmable
Viceloader can be connected to any CNC centre
In contrast to competitive solutions, the Viceloader control system does not require any special knowledge of robotics.