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Modular automation concept for up to 40 pallets

March 2020
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Author: DMG MORI
Company: DMG MORI Global Marketing GmbH
Modular automation concept for up to 40 pallets

With the flexible and space-saving PH Cell, DMG MORI enables the automation of numerous 5-axis universal machines and vertical machining centers.

  • Flexible automation solution for up to 40 pallets
  • Modular design
  • Different sizes of pallets: 500 x 500 mm, 400 x 400 mm, 320 x 320 mm
  • Up to 300 kg transfer weight
  • A footprint of only 10.7 m²
  • Option of subsequent integration with existing automation interface

Versatile automation solutions are decisive for future-oriented production. DMG MORI presented the new PH Cell on a DMU 65 monoBLOCK at the Open House in Pfronten. The compact automation solution offers a high degree of flexibility. The modular design enables an individual number of pallets in different sizes. DMG MORI will offer the PH Cell for a wide range of machining centers, starting with the models from the monoBLOCK series.

 

In addition to the normal setup station, the modular design also includes a version that can be rotated in 90° steps for improved ergonomics during set-up parallel to production.

With a footprint of 10.7 m², the PH Cell is a space-saving automation solution, which enables very autonomous manufacturing even in tight production areas. The pallet system is based on a modular design and offers a high degree of flexibility. The basic version with one shelving module can process up to twelve 500 x 500 mm pallets, sixteen 400 x 400 mm pallets or up to twenty 320 x 320 mm pallets – distributed over three or four shelves. The system can also be expanded with a second shelving module providing up to 40 pallet storage spaces. The second shelving module can also be subsequently integrated. The height of the shelves can be easily adjusted. Every shelf can hold up 600 kg. The transfer weight is maximal 300 kg. In addition to the normal setup station, the modular design also includes a version that can be rotated in 90° steps for improved ergonomics during set-up parallel to production.

 

The system can also be expanded with a second shelving module providing up to 40 pallet storage spaces.

The concept behind the flexible PH Cell is that numerous machining centers can be connected, and thus optimally supports DMG MORI’s automation strategy. Initially available on the DMU 65 monoBLOCK, it will successively be available on the DMU 50 3rd Generation and the DMU eVo series from May 2020. This will be followed from July with the duoBLOCK models, the CMX U universal machines and the DMC V and CMX V vertical machining center models. It is possible to connect the PH Cell to the machines retrospectively. The prerequisite for this is that an automation interface is available on the machine.

With the new development of the PH Cell, DMG MORI remains faithful to its principle of offering an economical automation solution for almost every machine. Cornelius Nöß, Managing Director of DECKEL MAHO Pfronten, is convinced of the success of the PH Cell: “The fact that were able to completely meet our customers’ requirements with this automation innovation is demonstrated by the fact that we were able to sell six systems even before the first presentation at the Open House.”

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