Load/unload system uses six-axis robots

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009--A new insulated glass (IG) automatic load and unloading system uses a six-axis ABB robot and QComp's machine-vision system to unload IG units from the production line and place them into slotted glass racks.

Sep 29th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 29, 2009--A new insulated glass (IG) automatic load and unloading system uses a six-axis ABB robot and QComp's machine-vision system to unload IG units from the production line and place them into slotted glass racks. A system is also available that can pick single lights from slotted racks and load them onto the IG production line. The system can precisely locate rack slots to load and unload glass and can be calibrated for various glass and unit thicknesses. Capable of handling a large range of glass sizes the IG system also features seamless integration with line controls.
QComp Technologies
Greenville, WI, USA
www.qcomptech.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

QCOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC INTRODUCES NEW AUTOMATED INSULATED GLASS LOAD & UNLOADING SYSTEM

New System Features Six Axis Robot & Vision Technology for Precise Location of Slots & Glass Thickness Calibration

QComp Technologies, Inc., has introduced a new insulated glass (IG) automatic load and unloading system to its glass handling product line. The new IG system uses a six-axis ABB robot and QComp's machine vision system to unload IG units from the production line and place them into slotted glass racks. QComp also provides a system that can pick single lites from slotted racks and load them onto the IG production line.

"Staying competitive in this economy is key for all manufacturers and for glass manufacturers in particular they need to maintain quality while reducing costs and increasing productivity," said Tom Doyle, president of QComp Technologies, Inc. "Our new system allows customers to maintain quality by eliminating scratching, reduce labor costs, and increase safety and production."

Utlizing an ABB six axis robot and a proprietary vision technology developed by QComp, the system can precisely locate the rack slots to load and unload glass and can be calibrated for various glass and unit thicknesses. Capable of handling a large range of glass sizes the QComp system also features seamless integration with line controls.

Founded in 1990, QComp Technologies, Inc. is a robotics integrator, providing automation solutions for a variety of industries. The company designs and builds automated robotic manufacturing cells and materials handling systems, as well as engineers and manufactures drive systems for paper, metal and converting industries. With headquarters in Greenville Wisconsin QComp has sales and service offices in Wausau and Milwaukee, WI. More information can be found on the company's website at www.qcomptech.com.

QComp and the QComp logo are trademarks of QComp Technologies, Inc. All trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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