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Title:
METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING WORKPIECES, ASSOCIATED MANUFACTURING STATION AND ASSOCIATED RE-FITTING METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/115075
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method for identifying workpieces (20, 20a-20e), wherein: a manufacturing machine (2) manufactures a plurality of workpieces (20, 20a- 20e) and the manufactured workpieces (20, 20a-20e) are distributed, after being sorted, among a number of workpiece collection units (17a-17e); the manufactured workpieces (20, 20a-20e) are taken to the workpiece collection units (17a-17e) by means of an automation device (13); and provided on the workpiece collection units (17a-17e) are identification elements (24, 24a-24e), each carrying directly and/or indirectly information (60) relating to the workpieces (20, 20a-20e) on the workpiece collection units (17a-17e). The method is characterised in that: the identification elements (24, 24a-24e), each carrying directly and/or indirectly information (60) relating to the workpieces (20, 20a-20e) on the workpiece collection units (17a-17e) and being provided by a provision device (23), are taken from the location of a provision device (23) to a transfer zone (27) in the working area (29) of the automation device (13); and in that the automation device (13) takes each provided identification element (24, 24a-24e) from the transfer zone (27) to the associated workpiece collection unit (17a-17e). The invention allows a simple and cost-effective identification of workpieces.

Inventors:
EPPERLEIN, Peter (Seestrasse 73, Leonberg, 71229, DE)
Application Number:
EP2017/083732
Publication Date:
June 28, 2018
Filing Date:
December 20, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TRUMPF WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH + CO. KG (Johann-Maus-Strasse 2, Ditzingen, 71254, DE)
International Classes:
G05B19/12; B23K26/38; G05B19/418
Foreign References:
EP0483652A11992-05-06
JP3425988B22003-07-14
DE19738753A11999-03-11
EP0476398A21992-03-25
EP1524063A12005-04-20
US20080023900A12008-01-31
DE102013205628A12014-10-02
Other References:
TRUMPF WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH: "Trumpf Automatisierung - Alles im Griff", 31 July 2016 (2016-07-31), XP002781980, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20180614]
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TRUMPF PATENTABTEILUNG (TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG, TH501 Patente und LizenzenJohann-Maus-Strasse 2, Ditzingen, 71254, DE)
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