Robot Gantry Offers Speed, Flexibility

This gantry robot offers engine and gearbox manufacturers many more options to select optimum solutions that work for them.

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The LP 100 gantry robot system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH is especially useful for handling smaller and lighter components, allowing users the option of configuring the gantry to deliver high speed or high load performance. This choice allows the LP 100 to be employed flexibly, which is better for inline production concepts where workpieces travel longer distances across several production machines. 

This gantry robot offers engine and gearbox manufacturers many more options to select optimum solutions that work for them. It is suitable for use in the weight category that includes cylinder heads and gearbox housings as well as alternative drivetrain units, such as electric or hybrid engines, fuel cells or components of a similar size.

The design of the gantry robot has been adapted to meet the range of modern production process requirements. The LP 100 gantry robot operates at the lower end of the larger LP 200’s weight range, where high speed is not required, and represents an inexpensive alternative. It is also an option in the upper weight range of the LP 20, which is not designed for heavy loads at high speeds.

Additional modules such as extra axles, grippers, quick-change systems or similar require an increased load capacity. If several of these peripheral equipment modules are required in a particular application, the load range of the smaller LP 20 gantry robot is insufficient.

Today, the inline concept, featuring long travel ways, dominates production lines. Loading gantries handle transportation of workpieces as well as loading and unloading of machines. Conveyor belt systems for workpiece transportation are now only required to a lesser extent. In addition, the number of machines covered by a single loading gantry is growing, in order to increase production capacity and minimize use of automation systems. 

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