STUDER's uniLoad loading system

STUDER's uniLoad loading system

June 7, 2022

United Grinding North America

STUDER focuses on universality and speed with the uniLoad loading system. The automatic loading system enables users of the S31 and S33 external cylindrical grinding machines to increase quality and productivity.

Thanks to the modern and intuitive control, the system is easy to operate, and no special programming training is required. The control was developed by Wenger Automation and continues the STUDER operating philosophy. The user needs to know the dimension and weight of the workpiece to use the loading system. The set-up wizard then guides the user through the necessary steps to start the grinding program.

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Detail view of uniLoad NC gripper head

uniLoad is offered with a linear portal cell with two parallel grippers and is suitable for shaft components up to a length of 350mm and a diameter of max 100mm. It covers a large proportion of the component ranges produced on the machines. The parts are supplied via a standardized, adjustable V-belt. The housing for the base module, which is provided with a loading hatch as standard, has been adapted to suit the machine design and enables safe and clean operation of the system.

uniLoad is currently suitable for distances between centers of 650 and 1000mm. The loading system is docked onto the machine and with the racks at full capacity enables automated processing of around one hour. In the case of workpieces with an external diameter of 34mm and a gripper diameter of 22mm, 50 parts can be loaded automatically. The look of the loading system is reflected in the aesthetic design of the machine, and as a standard product enables quick response and delivery times. Customized solutions are also possible. uniLoad is expandable so future requirements can also be met.

uniLoad in detail:

  • Siemens Simotion control
Adjustable cycled chain with V-block supports for up to 50 workpieces
  • Spectrum of parts: Shaft components
  • Gripper with quick change jaws, convertible to:
  • Gripper diameter min. Ø6 / max. Ø80
  • Part weight max. 5 kg in alternating operation
  • Part weight max. 15 kg in individual operation
  • Maximum part size:
  • Diameter 100 mm
  • Length 10 - 350 mm
  • Adjustable V-belt, finished parts conveyor and NOK box
  • Intuitive 15’’ touch operating panel