The Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler from NAS Nalle Automation Systems is compact, flexible, and configurable. It can reliably handle the flow of parts ejected from any trim press. The intuitive system enables full automation of the entire thermoforming process for medium to high volume production lines using either non-servo continuous flow or servo-driven long eject trim presses.
The patent-pending Trim Press Receiver (TPR) uses a unique separating mechanism to count and contain stacks of product followed by a raking mechanism to take the product into the receiver for transfer by the robot. It presents the parts to a six-axis robot equipped with product matching End of Arm Tooling that automatically transfers the product to a Shuttle Station, which integrates with downstream packaging functions. Incorporating the robot allows the Mantis system to be very configurable, making installation possible where the available floor space is limited.
The Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler is compatible with all trim presses, including BMG brands Brown and Lyle.