Liebherr Automation Systems introduced its new PHS Allround pallet handling system, designed to enable a broad range of shops to engage in flexible production in combination with 4- and 5-axis machining centers, at EMO 2017. The new modular concept, available in three capacities, can handle loads up to three tons, is extremely flexible and can be individually configured and expanded. This corresponds to pallet sizes of 500 x 500 mm to 1000 x 1000 mm. Users can introduce flexible production systems with manageable investment and expand them when necessary.
The customer is able to combine preconfigured modules as needed to match production handling needs: the storage locations can be arranged in a circular pattern, with one or more machines, or in a line.
According to Liebherr, this extremely space-efficient system fits in almost every production floor. The user can easily expand a production system with the Allround, spreading investment over different expansion stages. It is no problem to start with one or two machines and increase this number to five, for example, as production changes.
For all Liebherr pallet handling systems (RLS, PHS Pro and PHS Allround), Liebherr offers a new cell control with simple operation as its priority. The new graphically-guided interface concentrates functions on the main computer in a user-friendly manner, and if required also allows full production control. This includes resource planning, cutting tools and NC data management along with interfaces to the ERP systems.