Charlie was working on a Robotic EOAT that someone else designed. The EOAT would not pick up the messy pile of bags of corn 1/2 the time or hold the product during quick moves. Charlie looked at the product and process. After returning to his home office, Charlie looked back in his archives for previously designed EOAT’s, but never built. One of the EOAT that was designed way before it's time, remembering what Charlie's contact engineer yelled about this EOAT: "you have wasted my time" then told Charlie to get out and never paid for the project. This EOAT would be perfect for this corn project that was failing for De-Palletizing bags of corn and would of worked for the first original project. Charlie explained to the corn company, this EOAT will work fine for this process. The company's engineering automation group looked at the tool on paper and gave this EOAT a chance and a prototype was built. After the prototype was completed, testing began in the field. A few changes were made and found that no other companies in the world were able to do what this EOAT could do. This Robotic De-Palletizer EOAT works great. Within 6 months of field testing, purchase orders for 3 more EOAT’s were built for the same company. Yes, competition is always cutting me down with talk, but it's just that, talk. There is 4 EOAT's working in one company across the U.S. & Canada. De-Palletizing corn, grain, seeds back into storage is a successful process.
EOAT is DePalletizing 23 bags a minute. You can load the bags onto a pallet by hand and the EOAT will pick it up without ripping holes in over lapping bags.
De-palletizing EOAT (End of Arm Tooling)
The 2000 Series Load/Unload Bag EOAT has a floating lower unit to allow miss piled bags from being punctured on pallet while picking up adjacent bags. Lower unit consist of framing to guide 2 scoops to contain a bag and cylinders to raise and lower scoops. Floating frame deflects vertical play so bags do not get punctured while vacuum cup (15 7/8" long X 9 5/8" wide X 3 1/2"HT) picks a bag. EOAT suction cup snaps bag up and allowing scoops to rotate around the bag. This feature keeps overall dimensions smaller than competitors overall size EOAT's. There was many companies that tried and failed. This tool is the only one like it in the world and has proven to be robust and dependable.
Self adjusting for different widths of bags on the fly. (non-stop) "This product is not show yet on web site"