The PICKLA empties containers fully automatically. Ferritic workpieces are removed using magnets. The number, shape and strength of the magnets is determined based on the size and shape of the workpieces.
The magnetic force can be adjusted. The lowering movement of the picker arm is immediately ended by a freewheeling function when the magnet is applied. The container contents are only subject to the weight of the picker arm itself. The workpieces are picked up individually or in portions and moved into the unloading position.
A part query on the magnet picker can be used to prevent faulty or empty trips; if the workpiece is lost during the lift on the Z axis, the PICKLA moves to the next picking position without an unloading movement. The PICKLA moves on a grid over the entire surface of the container contents,ensuring good removal of residue.
Once the PICKLA has reached the deepest position in the container on a grid point, the so-called search run starts. Without an unloading movement, the unit moves to the next picking position, etc. Once the entire floor of the container has been traversed without success, the PICKLA returns to its base position and signals “Container empty”. A preliminary warning “Container will be empty” can also be sent when the deepest picking position is initially reached.