Flexible Automation (FA-L)

Advanced load/unload system

FA-L can unload a processed sheet and load the next sheet in just 35 seconds (FA-L 3015). By keeping an uninterrupted production flow, the system maximizes machine throughput and is ideal for large-volume applications with common material type, thickness and size.

  • Sheet size: 120" x 60", 160" x 80", and 242" x 80"
  • Handles materials up to 3/4" (FA-L 3015), up to 1.18" (FA-L 4020, 6020)
  • For Phoenix FL-3015, Phoenix FL-4020, Phoenix FL-6020
  • For Puma 3015, Puma 4020, Puma 6020

Highlights

Ultra-fast load/unload

FA-L can unload a processed sheet and load the next sheet onto the shuttle bed in just 35 seconds (FA-L 3015).

Efficient handling

The system seamlessly handles large volumes with common material type, thickness and size, as well as oversized or heavy work pieces. It can store 6600 pounds per pallet (FA-L 3015), 11023 pounds per pallet (FA-L 4020, 6020).

User-friendly touchscreen interface

The graphical Touch-A user control is intuitive and simple to use.

Future retrofit 

This MOVit modular automation unit can be added as a retrofit in the future.

Options

Motorized second loading table 

A second motorized infeed table with an input height of 9.5" enables the addition of a second material type.

Automatic pallet selection

Automatic pallet selection without operator intervention.

Scratch-free unloading (FA-L 3015)

Belt system on forks prevents scratches on finished parts:
•    Loading cycle possible up to 3/4"
•    Unloading limited to 1/4" thickness 
 

Scratch-free unloading (FL-4020 & FL-6020)

Belt or chain system on forks prevents scratches on finished parts:
•    Loading and unloading cycle possible up to 1"   

Warehouse connection

FA-L can be integrated with LVD’s Tower (TAS) or Warehouse (WAS) Automation systems or an external warehouse.