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Automation systems by LANG Technik

simple. flexible. automation.

Automatically more efficient!

Why automation?

Stronger competition, cost pressures and shortage of skilled labor are challenges companies are faced with nowadays. This is why a reasonable degree of automation seems to be mandatory, in order to increase productivity and efficiency.

Grip the future with LANG

Automation systems by LANG cover every need from single part or large-scale production. They are flexible, uncomplicated and offer best value for money. This makes them appealing for SME's and for those just starting out.

Increased machining hours for more productivity

One-shift operation
(thereof 1 hour of downtime)

Downtimes

Wisely invested, quickly amortized

Pay off calculator

Will a RoboTrex automation system pay off for my company? Find out for yourself!

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This pay-off calculation offers only a rough guide value. It is based on a RoboTrex 52 automation system with four fully equipped trolleys or a RoboTrex 96 automation system with two fully equipped trolleys. Country-specific and currency-related deviations are not taken into account. It is to be assumed that during these additional machining hours other value-adding tasks take place or that the automated machine tool operates unmanned (e.g. at night). In order to receive a specific and individual calculation, please feel free to call your LANG contact person.

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Product overview

RoboTrex Automation System

Efficiency, speed and flexibility - RoboTrex combines all these attributes and prepares your manufacturing for future tasks!

Easiest operation
Fastest set-up time
Highest flexibility

RoboTrex at a glance

Efficient in every way

Off-line loading of trolleys

Trolleys are prepared off-line without interrupting the machining cycle. Vises don't even have to be removed from the trolley to be equipped with workpieces.

Quick loading of automation system

Trolleys are exchanged within just a few seconds.

Easiest operation

Training is kept to a minimum thanks to a pre-adjusted and pre-programmed robot with a simple and user-friendly control. Trolleys can be equipped with vises in various ways, from single-part to batch production.

Flexible and movable storage

Trolleys are not bound to a specific Robo Trex, but usable throughout the entire production area. For quality control or other tasks, trolleys can be removed even during operation. An easy and unrestriced access to all vises is guaranteed.

Ideal storage capacity / required space ratio

Patented, angled mounting of vises ensures maximum utilization of space and best accessibility when exchanging workpieces.

No additional utilities necessary

Actuation of the zero-point system can be done either mechanically (RoboTrex 52) or pneumatically (RoboTrex 52 and 96). Various gripper options ensure utmost flexibility.

Start and stop mark

The first and last vise position can be selected manually, thus limiting the are of the vises to be picked up. Once the stop mark has been reached, the operator can decide whether the automatic sequence should be continued after this position or whether it should be finally aborted. This state can be used e.g. to carry out service tasks on the machine or quality controls on the manufactured parts when the machine tool is empty and the robot is in sleep mode.

Deselection of vise positions

A new function makes it possible to define individual trolley equipping patterns and allows a deselection of certain vise positions or even entire rows. This means that taller or wider workpieces can be automated with RoboTrex without having to use a custommade trolley. The function also includes the option of assigning the selected assembly pattern to one or more trolley spots.

Individual program assignment

A new interface enables an automated single-part production with RoboTrex. An indiviual NC program can be assigned to each vise position on the trolley. This requires a corresponding automation interface on the part of the machine tool. The processing of the parts on the trolley can, if necessary, take place depending on their priority, which means that a desired sequence is possible. If parts have the same priority, processing is done according to the position number on the automation trolley.

Komponenten

Technical data

RoboTrex 52 Automationssystem

RoboTrex 52Automation System

RoboTrex 96Automation System

RoboTrex 96 Automationssystem
30 / 42 vises
Storage capacity per trolley
15 / 16 vises
max. 4 pcs.
Qty of trolleys
max. 4 pcs.
max. 120 / 168 vises
total storage capacity
60 / 64 vises
max. 120 × 120 × 100 /
max. 120 × 100 × 70 mm

Special vise alignment allows different part dimensions

workpiece dimensions with every slot occupied
max. 205 × 205 × 90 /
max.205 × 150 × 150 mm

Special vise alignment allows different part dimensions

max. 12 kg
Workpiece weight
max. 25 kg,
optionally: max. 45 kg
No
Gripper exchange interface
Yes

RoboTrex 52 and 96 automation trolleys next to each other? The new gripper exchange interface, which comes as a standard with the RoboTrex 96 system, allows the utilization of both sizes and ensures even more flexibility in the machining process.

mechanical or pneumatic
Actuation of zero-point clamping system
pneumatic
from 1,70 × 2,20 m
footprint
from 2,00 × 2,70 m
through machine door or side window
Loading
through machine door or side window

Technical requirements

  • Almost any machine tool - whether new or already in use - can be automated with RoboTrex
  • The only real requirement is a free acknowledgeable M-function or standardized automation interface

Benefits of the RoboTrex Automation

(Re-) equipping of automation within just a few seconds

Simple operation, no knowledge about robots required

Minimum training expenses

No skilled labor required

Works with almost any machine tool

Workholding and Automation - all from one source

What favors the RoboTrex Automation over other palletizing and part handling systems?

Benefits of RoboTrex

over other palletizing systems

With the LANG system, vise and pallet build a compact unit. This results in high space savings in the machine, as well as a high storage capacity of the entire automation system on a small footprint

Compact vise (without additional pallet) grips workpieces which can substantially exceed the vise’s volume, whereas competing systems usually use big pallets (e.g. 400 x 400 mm) to clamp relatively small workpieces

There is no additional vise-pallet interface, which has a positive effect on stability and manufacturing accuracy

Thanks to simple communication between automation and machine tool, the installation of the RoboTrex system, which is delivered in a ready-to-operate state, is very simple and hardly time-consuming. As a result, downtimes of the machine tool can be avoided almost completely

Automation trolleys are equipped with vises off-line and location-independently. Within just a few seconds the automation system is fed with fresh trolleys and ready to machine a new batch

One-touch operation gives the operator access to the entire storage. The accessibility to each vise point is guaranteed. This allows immediate (quality) control of the finished parts even during operation

over part handling systems

RoboTrex comes with a single gripper, no matter which workpiece size or shape, no adaptation of the gripper is required for different workpieces

Thanks to the Makro•Grip® stamping technology, many compact vises can be stored on the smallest possible footprint. At the same time, the stamping technology guarantees maximum process reliability in milling

RoboTrex uses the same storage medium for all workpieces, which makes the system universally applicable even with high vertical integration

The automatic (un-)loading is independent of the milled contour, since the Makro•Grip® 5-Axis Vise is the handling interface. No problems with bulky parts

Thanks to the accuracy of the zero-point clamping system and the defined gripping contour of the Makro•Grip®, a quick and easy reproduction of the clamping situation is possible if workpieces have to be re-clamped for any necessary reworking

For manual non-automated manufacturing, the Makro•Grip® 5-Axis Vise can be used at any time in other machines, which maintains flexibility in production at all times

Write your own success story with an automation system by LANG Technik.

Product overview

Success Stories

Automating with RoboTrex pays off - according to our customers

RoboTrex automation is our very first investment into robotic solutions. Nevertheless it has been very easy to integrate it into our production system and to start practicing lights-out manufacturing. We have been enjoying very professional and fast customer service from LANG Technik and from its distributor in Baltic States MTC. Their customer-oriented approach has made this technology transfer very easy for us.

Tanel Joost, Equa ÖU, Tartu Estland

One of the main reasons for RoboTrex was how easy it is to use. It does not require a Profibus and is limited to the most necessary communication with the CNC machine. We now have some additional automation trolleys with Makro•Grip® and Avanti vises. It allows us to pre-equip a trolley offline which is very convenient and to change-over to a different workpiece type within the shortest time possible. It also means that smaller quantities can also be produced with this type of automation. Our positive experience with the first two systems prompted us to now integrate the third RoboTrex into our production.

Albrecht Schmid, Lindauer Dornier, 88129 Lindau

The fact that the automation system is "maintenance free" has been important and of great benefit, especially in the last year with all the limitations of Covid-19, which has left a big mark on the economy. Thanks to this investment we have not been affected as much as we would have been without the RoboTrex. The combination of a high-quality milling machine and RoboTrex was the best investment the company has ever made.

Jonas Sivertsen, Induform AS, Levanger Norwegen

The RoboTrex from LANG is quick and easy to use, we had no effort to adjust the gripper. Another positive aspect is that no additional utilities are required in the machine. Thanks to the new gripper exchange option and the possibility of combining small and large vises, the range of parts that can be automated is expanded considerably, which is why this automation solution makes sense for batches of up to 50 pieces.

Christoph Krumm, Waibel GmbH, 87549 Rettenberg

In our 2-man-operation it often happened in the past that we had to work well into the night to be able to meet critical deadlines. By automating one of our machines with RoboTrex we are now able to use our existing capacities more efficiently to increase our productivity. RoboTrex is the ideal solution for our range of products which largely consists of rather small aluminium components. Besides the functionality of the system, another thing that impressed us was the fast and uncomplicated service from LANG. The technician made adjustments on site in the shortest time possible and we were very satisfied with the communication.

Georg Spiel, Clemens Spiel Präzisionsmechanik, 83052 Bruckmühl

By using the RoboTrex automation system we were able to generate an incredible number of additional machining hours. In some cases, our machining centers run for over 200 hours without any downtime. In our 5-axis area, six of seven machines are currently automated with LANG and all RoboTrex automations are systems with 4 trolleys. This adds up to a considerable quantity with appoximately 600 vises. Thanks to the Makro•Grip® form-closure technology we often push them to the limit of what is feasible in terms of the workpieces dimensions.

Peter und Julian Klein, PJK Feinmechanik, 53757 Sankt Augustin

In order to organise the process safety of unmanned production, new tasks have been created for the team. The employees plan and secure the production. Automation makes it possible for the employee to take care of more things than inserting parts. In addition, scheduling reliability has improved and the quantity of parts has increased by almost 50 % due to planning security.

Heiko Blochwitz, Mechanische Werkstätten Blochwitz GmbH & Co. KG, 09326 Geringswalde

The key to profitability is a productive night shift without operators being present. With minimum effort we were able to make better use of our machine capacities and as a result increased our productivity tremendously. In less than a year the practical solutions by LANG Technik were amortized.

Simon Oreskovic, Zelos Zerspanung, 63856 Bessenbach

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