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Robotic de‐palletizing system for the non‐flat ceramic industry

J. Norberto Pires (J. Norberto Pires is with Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal.)
Sérgio Paulo (Sérgio Paulo is based at Roca Cerâmica e Comércio, SA ‐Portugal.)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 2003



The paper describes a prototype developed to de‐palletize non‐flat ceramic pieces in the final stage of production, just after they leave the high temperature oven, feeding the final human operated inspection lines. The prototype is installed at ROCA, a Spanish company operating in Portugal, and works with all their models of toilets and bidets. Special attention is given to human machine interfaces (HMI) and safety. The emphasis is on components and on integration with the environment chosen for operation rather than the specifics of operating system selection.



Norberto Pires, J. and Paulo, S. (2003), "Robotic de‐palletizing system for the non‐flat ceramic industry", Industrial Robot, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 152-158.




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