EOL - End of Line
Following the last forming stage, the high-value press parts transferred to a shuttle system, which transports them towards the unloading robots.
The robots place the parts on conveyor belts for manual inspection and unloading. The robot toolings can be changed automatically.
There is an increasing trend to automatize unloading. The parts undergo a surface inspection and are placed in parts-specific containers by robots. Smooth unloading in line with the overall parts flow requires intact, true-to-size containers.
To ensure this, the containers need to be inspected before use.