New Linear Pallet Storage System Comes with Production Control Software

Press Release Summary:

  • Equipped with linear traveling pallet changer system to transport materials between setting stations, work-piece deposits and machines
  • Offers high storage density and visibility into the workspace and pallet storage locations
  • Ideal for individual machines or for interlinking the same machining systems

Original Press Release:

GROB Systems Announces Linear Pallet Storage System for Numerous Machine Types

Modular system links machining systems for improved production

Bluffton, OH – GROB Systems, a global leader in the development of manufacturing systems and machine tools, announces its newly developed linear pallet storage system (PSS-L) – a highly automated, flexible manufacturing line that complements a wide variety of part types.

The PSS-L is ideally suited as a modular system for individual machines or for interlinking the same machining systems. With it, up to five machine tools – including the G550a, G552 and G552T – can be connected to a pallet storage racking with a maximum of 87 pallet positions. The PSS-L can also operate “locked out” of a system, as an independent machine.

Additionally, with the PSS-L, a significant increase in machine utilization and economic production can be achieved, and a longer unmanned production period is made possible. Other advantages include a high storage density with a small footprint, a cost-conscious acquisition investment, as well as the excellent visibility into the workspace and the pallet storage locations.

The PSS-L is equipped with a linear traveling pallet changer system with a pallet gripper to transport the materials between setting stations, work-piece deposits and machines. No cable track is used and the pallets are staged close to the machine to prevent long exchange times.

The system also comes with production control software, so that users have a simple, intuitive organization of pallets and parts with associated process steps. Customers can have autonomous part and pallet control while considering resources, along with monitoring and verification of tool resources for all scheduled orders.

For more information on GROB Systems please visit: https://www.grobgroup.com/en/

About GROB Systems
For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment. They are easy to install and maintain, and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1. 

GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000 square foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.

Contact: Kristin Nugent
McNeil, Gray & Rice, Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148
kristin.nugent@mgr1.com

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