Load and unload production lines efficiently.
Much more than material handling
Space Manager® efficiently palletizes and de-palletizes materials, unloading or loading production lines. Installed at any point along the line where pack-in or pack-out is needed, it’s available in endless configurations to match specific capacity and production volume requirements.
Much more than a material handling system, Space Manager® can be equipped with additional high-value manufacturing operations, such as assembly, inspection, marking, data acquisition, reporting and complete Industry 4.0 connectivity. The possibilities are endless.
Space Manager® can be loaded and unloaded using lift trucks or autonomous logistics.
Configure Space Manager® as an inline buffer to accommodate for variation in the production process, help avoid bottlenecks and provide protection from unforeseen conditions, or simply create a bypass point to off-line materials. Infinite buffer is achieved through off-line storage.
Safe and Ergonomically Friendly
Manually packing parts or boxes onto pallets is time consuming and physically stressful on operators. Space Manager® automates backbreaking and repetitive tasks, freeing up resources for high-value activities.
Process materials of different shapes and sizes on the same line by upgrading Space Manager® with machine vision, flexible robot grippers and tool changers to create the ultimate all-in-one solution. Integrate vision-guided bin picking to eliminate costly part fixtures. Conveyors can be configured to any length and width based on the materials being processed and available floor space.
Sensors and machine vision can be integrated and connected to the manufacturing execution system (MES) to deliver real-time data for analytics, visual reporting, predictive maintenance and improved upstream and downstream operations – part of a complete Industry 4.0 solution. Integrate merged reality to enable another level of operator engagement and an innovative quality management process.
Autonomous, Collaborative or Hybrid
Collaborative robots and autonomous logistics have introduced all-new manufacturing paradigms. Space Manager® can be configured to support autonomous, collaborative or hybrid workflows best suited to individual production requirements.
Add High-Value Operations
Maximize the investment with additional features, operations and technologies. There are no real limits on what type of operations can be added to Space Manager®; assembly, testing, deburring, inspection, marking, the list goes on. Additional robots and cobots can further expand capabilities.
Adapt to any Specification
Robots from any manufacturer can be integrated and sized accordingly to payload requirements. Each robot is equipped with a custom gripper tailored to the application. Commercial components can be adapted from just about any manufacturer and Space Manager® can be integrated seamlessly, using existing factory controls architecture.
Scale and Capacity
Space Manager® can be as small or as large as production requirements demand; from single-robot, single-lane cells to multi-robot, multi-lane and multi-tier systems all working together 24/7 to keep production running.
Space Manager® can process a wide variety of materials at speeds that match any cycle time and volume; from cardboard boxes to cast iron engine blocks and bottles to barrels.
Contact us to discover if Space Manager® can improve your production process.
A few samples of how Space Manager® can be configured to adapt to various applications.
Self-contained buffer using a fixed number of parts.
Externally supplied system with lift truck loaded/unloaded base frames protected by light curtains.
Externally supplied system with lift lift truck loading/unloading to two position conveyor system with light curtain partition between lift truck and envelope.
Externally supplied system providing multi-lane capability for multiple product types running in tandem with single robot and arrayed conveyors, loaded/unloaded using autonomous logistics.
Externally supplied system with lift truck loading/unloading to multi-position conveyor for increased storage capacity to reduce plant logistics.
Externally supplied system providing multi-lane capability for multiple product types running in tandem loaded / unloaded using autonomous logistics.
Externally supplied system providing multi-lane capability for multiple product types running in tandem with articulated robots, loaded / unloaded using autonomous logistics.
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