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Manual handling takes on a new dimension
Increasingly customized products go hand in hand with increasingly complex processes – and, in turn, the way we handle goods also needs to adapt. The collaborative rope balancer SRBC from Schmalz represents a new class of lifting devices for handling in the digital age.
The intelligent rope balancer plays an important role in making this growing complexity manageable. It also enables new forms of collaboration between the operator and the device. The SRBC relieves the operator during the actual handling process, takes care of numerous additional tasks, and offers additional safety functions.
“Ergonomic and intuitive workpiece handling combined in a single system.”
Collaborative rope balancer SRBC during handling
(1) Coated steel crane column
(2) Aluminum jib with drive motors and sensors
(3) Ergonomic operator handle with hand recognition and intelligent sensors
(4) RFID-based end effector detection with operating hours meter
(5) Control cabinet
The collaborative rope balancer SRBC assists operators throughout the handling process. Regardless of its position, the SRBC from Schmalz is intuitive and easy to operate. This allows you to move up to 80 kg within the three dimensional space of the crane swivel range in an even and seemingly weightless manner. The entire process can be digitally monitored. The rope balancer SRBC can also be integrated into the digital factory via the cloud.
The SRBC from Schmalz increases work safety thanks to intelligent safety functions.
You can preset the swivel radius of the SRBC. This allows the jib to automatically brake as it nears the preset virtual boundary. Parameters such as speed and position can be dynamically changed as a function of the working area.
The SRBC detects the weight of the workpiece to be handled and the permitted lift capacities of the various grippers. If the workpiece exceeds this lift capacity, it cannot be lifted. This affords maximum safety and a high degree of flexibility at the same time.
The SRBC detects whether it is permitted to deposit a workpiece. If the workpiece is still in the air, for example, or the operator’s hand is not on the handle, then it cannot be released.
Clearly structured user display with