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DUAL FUNCTION CASE ERECTOR AND SURFACE GRIPPER

Automatic Carton Erector

The Anubis 3D Automatic Case Erectors (ACE), also known as carton erectors, convert flat boxes into fully erected, bottom-sealed cases. Traditionally, automatic case erectors are standalone machines designed to handle a specific and limited number of case sizes. Changing, from one box size to another disrupts production due to the time it takes to adjust the equipment. In addition, those machines are designed for high throughput, and with their large footprint, it is harder to integrate them with existing installations. The ACE Tools takes advantage of the flexibility of 6-axis robots and cobots. It is designed with safety, durability, productivity, and efficiency in mind.

A COBOT’S BEST FRIEND

Anubis 3D Automatic Carton Erector (ACE) is designed to meet and exceed the industry Collaborative Robot safety standards. All components are made from composites with no sharp edges, pinch points, or exposed metal. Watch the 1st generation ACE manipulate cartons in a breeze.

Contact us today to arrange a virtual or in person demonstration.

AUTOMATIC CARTON ERECTOR (ACE) SYSTEMS

The Anubis 3D Automatic Carton Erectors come in two variations. The standard ACE-090 safely, and efficiencently folds a variety of carton sizes. Need to pack those cartons? Our ACE-180 version has dual functionality as it includes all the great features of the ACE-090 as well as a customizable plenum, and a rotating folding arm allowing the use of the tool as a surface gripper for all your Pick & Place applications.

ACE-090
WITH IVTC-A2

Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-090) is our standard solution for erecting cartons using a 6-Axis Collaborative or Classic Robot. Fully equipped and ready to use. The 90° actuator and 76 l/min of vacuum holding force on either side of the box provides swift reliable carton erecting.

ACE-180
WITH IVTC-B2

Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-180) is our deluxe customizable carton erector which also can function as a surface gripper. The 180° actuator allows the carton folding arm to rotate out of the way,  allowing the customizable plenum and 308 l/min of vacuum power ready to move product.

ROBOT CARTON ERECTING FUNCTION

Anubis 3D Automatic Carton Erectors (ACE) take advantage of the flexibility of 6-axis robots. It is designed to light weight and collaborative robot friendly with safety, durability, productivity, and efficiency in mind. A typical carton erecting application would include four steps; picking the carton, expanding the carton to an open position, transferring the carton to the taping frame, and moving the carton along the taper.

The ACE folding flap includes suction cups mounted to a carriage to travel along a linear rail providing continuous contact with the picked carton. This engineering feature improves fold accuracy and allows for quicker cycle time as it always maintains control of two sides of the carton.

COLLABORATIVE
INTEGRATION SOFTWARE
Easily connect to FANUC’s line up of CRX cobots using Anubis 3D’s Robot Interface Module (RIM). We provide you with customized plug-in software to easily and  innately control your Anubis 3D Integrated Vacuum Tool Changer (IVTC) powered tools such as our Area Surface Grippers (ASG) and coming soon our Automatic Carton Erector (ACE) tools. Contact us today to learn more about our software plugins.

ACE-090 WITH IVTC-A2 

Our standard 90° Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-090) works in conjunction with our Integrated Vacuum Tool Changers (IVTC-A2) enabling easy disconnection for maintenance as well as providing value in its ability to function with other tools such as our External Bottle Grippers. This variation of our IVTC-A2 is equipped with all the dedicated components including solenoid valves to operate two ejector units as well as solenoids to control the pneumatic 90° actuator. This units is equipped with 76 l/min of vacuum force for both the flap suction cups as well as the main plenum suction cups. The IVTC-A2 comes with vacuum sensors standard and has is available with or without a distance sensors.
 Printed Robot Flange (PRF-B) Our customizable 3D printed robot flange plate can accommodate any connection scenario from 55mm to 80mm in diameter.

ACE-090
(See Table)

VERSION CODE
MTC SERIES NO. OF VACUUM ZONES NO. OF BLOFF-OFF ZONES FLOW RATE PER ZONE (l/min) AIR CONSUMPTION (l/min) VACUUM SENSOR ON BOARD DISTANCE SENSOR ON BOARD
 ACE-090-IVTC-A2-2ZV-2ZC-76-VS A 1 0 76 23.5 Y N
 ACE-090-IVTC-A2-2ZV-2ZC-76-VS-DS A 1 0 76 23.5 Y Y

ACE-180 WITH IVTC-B2 

Anubis 3D’s Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-180) comes with all the great features of our standard Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-090) tool, and much more! The unique 180° rotating arm allows ACE-180 dual functionality as a surface gripper to suit your palletizing needs saving operations time and money. But that’s not all, customize the plenum side of the tool to accommodate your specific products needs.

CARTON ERECTING

PRODUCT PICKING

Automatic Carton Erector (ACE-180) deluxe carton erector works in conjunction with our Integrated Vacuum Tool Changers (IVTC-B2) enabling easy disconnection for maintenance as well as providing value in its ability to function with other tools. This variation of our IVTC-B2 is equipped with all the dedicated components including solenoid valves to operate two ejector units as well as solenoids to control the pneumatic 180° actuator and is available with an optional distance sensor. This ACE-180 comes equipped with 308 l/min of vacuum force across the plenum and 76 l/min of vacuum source on the flap suction cups. The IVTC-B2 plenum section can be customized using the same guidelines as our Area Surface Gripper (ASG) semi-configured plenums use. Select, and place suction cups including size, quantity, and pitch anywhere with-in our engineered body. 

 Printed Robot Flange (PRF-B) Our customizable 3D printed robot flange plate can accommodate any connection scenario from 55mm to 80mm in diameter.

ACE-180

Anubis 3D’s ACE-180 tool side can be customized to suit your needs.Click on the LEARN MORE button to learn more about our SEMI-CONFIGURED customization options.

VERSION CODE
MTC SERIES NO. OF VACUUM ZONES NO. OF BLOFF-OFF ZONES FLOW RATE PLENUM (l/min) AIR CONSUMPTION (l/min) VACUUM SENSOR ON BOARD DISTANCE SENSOR ON BOARD
 ACE-180-IVTC-B2-2ZV-2ZC-308-VS B 1 0 308 103 Y N
 ACE-180-IVTC-B2-2ZV-2ZC-308-VS-DS B 1 0 308 103 Y Y
FEATURES AND BENEFITS

•  All components are made from composites with no sharp edges, pinch points, or exposed metal.
•  The tool is lightweight, compact, and equipped with a tool changer for ease of maintenance, and for multipurpose robots.
•  The End of Arm Tool “EOAT” includes solenoids, sensors, and vacuum generators.