Van Aarsens high speed bulk out-loadingFast Bulk Robot with integrated sieve
Van Aarsen’s latest development, a X-Y bulk robot with integrated sieve was commissioned in December 2009 in the new bulk out-loading facility of the Boerenbond Deurne in Oirschot, The Netherlands.
This newest version of the Van Aarsen bulk robot was designed completely in 3D to optimize the design and the production process.
To enable high speed bulk out-loading, the bulk robot is equipped with frequency controlled individual drives for all 8 wheels. In combination with the sturdy construction of the drive frame, this allows the bulk robot to accelerate and de-accelerate rapidly to a speed of 1.25 m/s.
The accurate positioning of the bulk robot is achieved by means of laser distance measuring systems.
The signals from the laser systems are processed in an integrated PLC control system that is compatible with the factory process control system.
Safety features include collision protection, end of track detection, various safety switches and a work platform at