Partly automated process
A good view into the plant is particularly necessary because a retractable staging table is first manually loaded with the plantine. To prevent the staging table from slipping or being pushed outward by the forces acting on it from the robot, a solenoid interlock from SSP is used inside. With a locking force of over 1000 N, it can withstand even the strongest forces. From the staging table, the ABB IRB 7600 robot, which can move along a linear axis on the floor, picks up the component and places it in the annealing furnace. There, at between 750 and 1000°C degrees, the blank is brought to the material-specific austenitizing temperature and later removed again fully automatically by the robot and placed in the press. Using special tools, operators support the actual insertion process into the mold before the retreaded Müller press starts the actual pressing process with over 1000 tons of pressure.