The Dispense Station simulates the process of gluing, bonding, or dispensing an adhesive. This is a multi-step solution that displays our advanced line synchronization capabilities. The station includes two pick-and-place systems, pneumatics components, electronic sensors for parts identification and safety functions, advanced linear motion solutions, and controls. Engineering and programming stations for additive manufacturing is another strength of Morrell Group's as an ESV.

How it Works

After the compressed air flows out of the safety manifold, it continues through the rest of the machine. Air splits off at the Dispense Station, where it travels through an AVENTICS HF03 valve manifold with SERCOS III communication. Two of the valves within the HF03 system control guided cylinders, which stage the container for the gripper and dispense valve.

AVENTICS HF03 Valve Manifold

Once a SICK H18 Sensor detects the container, guided cylinders extend to stop the container. This photoelectric sensor provides a continuous indication of signal strength with an illuminated signal strength bar. The SureSense product family can detect nearly any object, including black, shiny, transparent, and varying colors, in any environment.

SICK H18 Photoelectric Sensor

An IndraControl XM22 PLC and IndraDrive Cs servo drives control the CKL module and MS2N motor on the z-axis when the gripper extends to grab the container on this high-speed pick-and-place system. The XM22 PLC has simple, flexible I/O integration and a robust design. The IndaDrive Cs support Ethernet-based communication, have a multi-encoder interface and integrated safety technology.

Rexroth XM22 PLC and IndraDrive Cs servo drives

Here the station simulates the process of engraving, machining, or other additive manufacturing steps. The x-axis is controlled by a CKL-145 linear motor module and the z-axis by a CKK-15-110 ball screw module with an MS2N motor, all from Bosch Rexroth. The CKL and CKK compact modules offer high dynamics and precise positioning in a compact, ready-to-install module. They are available in any desired length and at short notice.

Bosch Rexroth CKL-145 linear module CKK-15-110 ball screw module MS2N motor

At the dispense simulation, the Bosch Rexroth Micro MTX CNC moves the container from the load station to the dispense station with a basic pick-and-place system. The Micro MTX is a three-axis CNC system with a VDP display unit specifically designed for use with a Micro MTX to move the cup in a circular motion.

Bosch Rexroth Micro MTX CNC

X, y, and z-axis movement is controlled by a PSK90 Ball Screw Module with an MS2N motor from Bosch Rexroth. The precision ball screw driven module is a ready-to-install system with high stiffness and travel accuracy within compact dimensions. The PSK has an integrated Bosch Rexroth Ball Rail System providing optimal travel performance, high load capacities, high precision, and high rigidity. The intelligent, powerful MS2N synchronous servo motor provides more torque, higher speeds, and a single-cable connection.

Bosch Rexroth PSK90 Ball Screw Module MS2N Motor

At the dispense unload station, the 6xz gantry moves the container back onto the conveyor and picks the lid from the center conveyor. Bosch Rexroth's Micro MTX CNC moves the cup from the dispense station to the unload station. Here, the x-axis is controlled by a CKR belt module, and the z-axis is controlled by a CKK ball screw module with an MS2N motor. The dispense unload station is controlled by Allen Bradley L16ER CompactLogix PLC programmed in Rockwell Studio 5000 utilizing Rexroth's made AOI's for control of the servo drives.

Bosch Rexroth CKR beld module CKK ball screw module MS2N motor

An AVENTICS G3 valve manifold provides the appropriate pressure for the x and z-axis movement. The G3 electronic Fieldbus platform integrates communication interfaces with I/O capabilities. The valve system is easy to assemble, install, commission, and maintain. Its modern functionality allows logic controllers to turn valves on/off more efficiently and channel I/O data via industrial networks.

AVENTICS G3 valve manifold

EUCHNER and SICK safety components are used throughout this station to protect the machine user. An EUCHNER Multi-functional Gate Box, MGB, prohibits the machine user from entering the enclosure while the system is running. A EUCHNER gate switch prohibits entry to the station unless the machine user has a specific RFID tag that is paired to the gate switch. A SICK E-stop button can stop the entire machine when pressed. All of the safety components are tied back to the control panel with SICK's Flexi Loop technology.

EUCHNER MGB SICK Flexi Loop EUCHNER Gate Switch SICK E-Stop

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