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      The Worlds Best Die Change Automation



Die Handling Automation    Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




  Atlas self-powered die change
  systems are used in hundreds of
  installations for fast, accurate and safe
  die or mold changeover. They provide
  controlled movement and positioning
  of dies in stamping presses or press
  lines, via pendant or line controls. Die
  change is accomplished in minutes
  with highly repeatable positioning of
  dies which eliminates trial and error
  repositioning.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling   Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                                Atlas self-powered transport carts
                                                               provide for fast, smooth and safe
                                                               movement of materials and/or product
                                                               through manufacturing facilities. Based
                                                               on our world renowned die cart
                                                               technology, Atlas transport carts provide
                                                               consistently controlled movement of
                                                               oversized loads while eliminating the
                                                               wait and danger associated with crane
                                                               traffic.
     Automating with Robots



Die Handling Automation     Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




  Atlas understands that one automation
  solution does not fit all applications,
  which is why we design, build and
  integrate robotic solutions to our
  customers exact specifications.

  Atlas transforms visions of high speed
  production into a reality by listening to
  your goals, evaluating the workspace,
  and performing reach studies for
  optimal robot performance. The result
  is a robotic automation cell that is tailor
  made for your application.

  Whether your program is the front of
  the press line through the end of the
  press line or an independent cell, Atlas
  will work with you to improve your
  operations, profitability and financial
  success while solving all of the “what if”
  questions before they are ever asked.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling    Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                          Atlas will customize a solution that
                                                          specifically achieves your goals to
                                                          include:

                                                          •   Providing you with the best automation
                                                              equipment on the market

                                                          •   Working with the robot vendor of your
                                                              preference

                                                          •   Performing estimated cycle times and
                                                              reach studies

                                                          •   Backing the equipment with 24-7-365
                                                              service support

                                                          •   Engineering seamless communications
                                                              between the processing equipment
                                                              and the automation for maximum
                                                              safety and performance
      Moving Sheet Metal



Die Handling Automation       Robotic Integration    Sheet Metal Handling     Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration


    Atlas stacking systems are used to stack
    sheet metal blanks as they exit a blanking
    press or cut-to-length line. Atlas offers
    robotic, magnetic belt and magnetic roll
    stackers for ferrous steel blanks, and
    vacuum based stackers for aluminum
    blanks. Atlas high-speed stackers improve
    productivity by allowing more blanks to be
    processed per hour, due to the
    uninterrupted flow of material.




                                                                            Stacking System




     The Atlas Cyclone blank and coil washer
     provides optimum cleaning of sheet metal
     without marring surface finishes. The
     Cyclone is modularly constructed with
     three to four pair of rolls. The center rolls
     provide the cleaning while the exit rolls
     control the residual film thickness. Water
     or oil based solutions may be utilized

     Atlas Technologies Spray Oiler provides
     programmed additional oiling of blanks
     and coils. Features include individually
     controlled, self cleaning nozzles, even
     distribution of fluid on the entire blank,
     both top and bottom and uniform and
     precise edge to edge coverage for
     coating consistency.



                                                                            The Cyclone Blank & Coil
                                                                             Washer and Spray Oiler
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling     Refurbishment & Upgrade


                                                             Atlas destacking systems are used to
                                                             automatically separate, feed and
                                                             accurately locate individual sheet metal
                                                             blanks for subsequent loading into a press,
                                                             tandem press line or transfer press. In a
                                                             typical system, a “cranesaver” conveyor or
                                                             carts are integrated with the destack unit
                                                             to queue stacks of blanks and quickly
                                                             move them into position for destacking
                                                             and move empty pin pallets or dunnage
                                                             out after a stack is depleted.




                                                              Atlas bundle turnover systems are a
                                                              proven way to turnover dies, stacked
                                                              parts and pallets. This eliminates the need
                                                              for a second die for mirror parts. The
                                                              gentle blank handling with “soft touch”
                                                              clamping feature, safely and efficiently
                                                              turns over multiple sheets of material and
                                                              may be used without a pallet.




                  Bundle/Stack Turn Over
      FLEX Tri-Axis Transfer Systems



Die Handling Automation        Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration


 The exclusive Atlas FLEX 6000 design utilizes
 four independent transfer modules, which
 are mirrored on each corner of the press.
 Each module is equipped with its own drive
 train and servo motors, giving the Atlas
 transfer multiple axis of programmable
 adjustment and virtually unlimited flexibility.
 Each independent motion shares multiple
 servo drives which greatly reduces drive
 train size and eliminates mechanical linkage
 and/or drive shafts. The result is smooth part
 transfer at faster running speeds without loss
 of part control.


                                                                            FLEX 6000




 Atlas Technologies patented FLEX 5000™ is
 a high speed, fully programmable, in-press
 transfer system that can be easily retrofitted
 to existing presses or integrated with new
 presses. The FLEX 5000™ is capable of
 transferring loads including tooling of 1,200
 pounds with precision and because the
 transfer path is fully programmable, presses
 are able to run smaller parts faster than a
 cam-actuated transfer. Dies are easily
 accessed with a FLEX due to the overhead
 mounting and the finger tooling rails can be
 raised completely out of the way.




                                                                             FLEX 5000™
Automatic Storage and Retrieval      Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling      Refurbishment & Upgrade


                                                                The Atlas FLEX 3000 is identical to our FLEX
                                                                5000™, but was designed with lighter loads
                                                                in mind. The FLEX 3000 is capable of
                                                                smoothly transferring loads of 600 pounds
                                                                of weight without loss of part control. With
                                                                both the FLEX 3000 and 5000™, the long
                                                                axis is split into two separate units and
                                                                drives which makes it possible to have two
                                                                separate pitches and accommodate
                                                                conditions where the pitch could be longer
                                                                on the first group of dies within the press
                                                                and shorter for smaller dies.




                           FLEX 3000



                                                                 The Atlas Flex 1000 was designed to have
                                                                 a small cross sectional size which provides
                                                                 the ability to run the rails into very tight
                                                                 spots (inside the die heels for instance).
                                                                 This also permits earlier entry/exit into the
                                                                 die when it is opening or closing which
                                                                 provides larger die timing windows to work
                                                                 in and the ability to run at faster speeds.
                                                                 Capable of precise part and tooling
                                                                 transfer of up to 300 pounds, the FLEX 1000
                                                                 is the perfect addition to new or existing
                                                                 transfer presses for increased part output.




                         FLEX 1000
      Systems Integration



Die Handling Automation           Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling              Tri-Axis Transfers        Systems Integration




  Atlas integrated the coil feed equipment, robots
  and press with our supporting automation to create
  a complete louvered panel line for a major HVAC
  manufacturer that included Atlas die change and
  AS/RS system




 From turning a new or used press into a
 multi-purpose stamping cell, to designing
 and building an integrated fabrication and
 assembly system from the ground up, Atlas
 puts decades of metal forming expertise to
 work on your manufacturing challenges.

 Since Atlas has worked with virtually every
 type of sheet metal automation, we are
 able to provide objective based
 engineering that analyzes our customers
 needs and determines the optimum blend
 of manual operations, automation and
 control systems.

 Atlas then takes turnkey responsibility, to
 include facility upgrades along with the
 manufacturing system.                                   Atlas provided four Transfer Press Cells to a Canadian contract stamper to
                                                         include the Destacker, Blank Lubricator, Flex 5000™ Tri-Axis Transfer, Lift Tables
                                                         and Cranesaver Conveyors.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling         Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                                    This completely automatic die storage and
                                                                    retrieval system serves two presses at an
                                                                    appliance manufacturing facility



                                                                Our areas of expertise include:

                                                                •    Blanking and blank handling
                                                                •    Between press and in press transfer
                                                                     automation
                                                                •    Panel processing
                                                                •    Welding and assembly systems
                                                                •    Finished part handling
                                                                •    Die change and automatic storage and
                                                                     retrieval systems
                                                                •    Die design optimization for automation

                                                                Atlas will oversee your project from receipt
                                                                of purchase order to full acceptance on
                                                                your floor. One point of contact ensures
                                                                increased efficiency, higher quality,
                                                                complete information and less hassle for
                                                                you.

                                                                We call it Systems Integration.
                                                                You’ll call it mission accomplished.
      Automatic Storage & Retrieval



Die Handling Automation       Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




 Atlas Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems
 are a high speed, proven, fully programmable
 method of efficiently storing and handling dies,
 parts, coils and other items weighing up to 50
 tons. Our customers gain valuable floor space
 by utilizing vertical, otherwise unused space.
 The average lead time to complete retrieval is
 less than 5 minutes, which eliminates the time
 associated with personnel searching for lost
 items. A touch screen user interface is used to
 facilitate ease of part storage.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling      Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                            Automatic operation allows items to be
                                                            presented at a common location at the
                                                            prescribed time. The Atlas AS/RS system can
                                                            span from one crane bay or building to another,
                                                            eliminating the need for die trucks and the
                                                            controlled handling of items, reduces the
                                                            potential of costly damage to dies, coils and
                                                            parts. Our AS/RS systems are available in wire
                                                            rope or ballscrew lift designs and feature lift and
                                                            carry capability.
      End of Line Part Racking Systems



Die Handling Automation       Robotic Integration    Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




 Atlas End of Line part racking systems are a high
 speed means of conveying parts exiting a press
 to multiple racking stations. In a typical three
 station application, a two-position
 reciprocating shuttle always has an empty side
 standing ready at the run-out conveyor to pick
 up the next part while the other side of the
 shuttle delivers a part to an upload station.
 Parts can be passed through to a center station
 without being shuttled. This dramatically
 improves part flow and traffic at the end of the
 press line while enhancing the ergonomics of
 loading part containers.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling       Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                             Atlas End of Line Systems allow transfer press
                                                             manual load handling at 16 parts per minute
                                                             and tandem press manual load handling at 12
                                                             parts per minute. Actual production capacity is
                                                             dependent upon press speed, dies and part
                                                             sizes. Robotic racking of finished parts
                                                             utilizing vision guidance is available in certain
                                                             applications. Atlas also offers a more compact
                                                             design incorporating a shuttle that rotates slightly
                                                             at the end of its travel, permitting rack turntables
                                                             on the floor with a reasonable footprint.

                                                             Low cost, higher speeds, more parts and safer
                                                             for employees…Atlas recognizes that for our
                                                             customers, it isn’t just an end of line solution, it’s a
                                                             bottom line solution.
     Automation Tooling



Die Handling Automation       Robotic Integration     Sheet Metal Handling   Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




   The Advantages of Atlas FLEX Finger
   Tooling:

   The Fastest Setup in the Industry:
   Easy to configure with modular, tri-axis tooling
   components; simply adjust one axis at a time
   for efficient, infinite single axis adjustments
   without losing orientation of the other axes.

   The Strongest Tooling in the Industry:
   Atlas’ unique patented wedge style of swivel
   clamp provides extreme joint strength
   (400 ft lb) which maintains positioning
   accuracy throughout high volume production
   cycles.

   The Most Durable Tooling in the Industry:
   When the Atlas swivel clamp is readjusted or
   reused, it maintains nearly 100% of its clamp
   strength as opposed to the typical, rapidly
   diminishing clamp strength of our competitors
   products.
Automatic Storage and Retrieval   Part Racking Systems   Automation Tooling       Refurbishment & Upgrade




                                                           The Best Return on Investment in the Industry:
                                                           Atlas Tooling components provide superior
                                                           clamping force without damaging the tooling
                                                           joint in the process. The Atlas FLEX line of transfer
                                                           tooling provides you with infinite flexibility to
                                                           continually reuse the modular tooling
                                                           components.

                                                           Combining Atlas FLEX Tooling Quick Change
                                                           Receivers with our FLEX Transfer Press Universal
                                                           Tooling Rails provides for even faster setup. The
                                                           rails are equipped to handle all transfer tooling
                                                           configurations required for current and future die
                                                           sets. The Atlas Universal Rails provide automatic
                                                           connection of electrical and pneumatic
                                                           components for part detection and clamping (if
                                                           required). The receiver adapter interface offers
                                                           mechanical coding which insures proper tool
                                                           placement in the correct receiver.
      Refurbishment & Upgrade



Die Handling Automation      Robotic Integration   Sheet Metal Handling       Tri-Axis Transfers   Systems Integration




    Above: Atlas FLEX 5000™ as received and
    then shown refurbished and upgraded for a
    Tier 1 customer.



                                                      Atlas Die Cart Refurbished and returned to the customer like new
Automatic Storage and Retrieval    Part Racking Systems        Automation Tooling       Refurbishment & Upgrade


                                                                 Atlas Technologies automation equipment is so
                                                                 rugged and durable that many of our
                                                                 customers that purchased from us years ago,
                                                                 have returned with their original equipment and
                                                                 asked us to install new perishable items and
                                                                 make them look new again. As a matter of
                                                                 fact, the average age of a returning die cart is
                                                                 20 years old or more!

                                                                 If you are considering a replacement for your
                                                                 Atlas equipment, let us take a look at it first. We
                                                                 may very well be able to modify, upgrade and
                                                                 refurbish the equipment you have at a fraction
                                                                 of the cost of new.

                                                                 The tangible result of our efforts is your bottom
                                                                 line.




                          Atlas Die Cart as received from the customer
Headquarters                  Asia Pacific
3100 Copper Avenue            Room 206 Hequio Building
Fenton, MI 48430              N. Building
+1 810.629.6663               8A Guanghua Road
www.atlastechnologies.com     Beijing China
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