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Methods Automation Plus-E

The Plus-E Automation System for the Fanuc RoboDrill is based around a space saving elevator system manipulating a stack of pallets. The system will pull out one pallet, allowing access by the robot to take the raw parts to load/unload into the RoboDrill, and placing the finished machined parts back onto the pallet.

When the pallet has been exhausted, the finished pallet is pushed back into the stack, the elevator will raise up and pull out a new pallet for access by the robot. The stack of pallets is easily accessible through the convenient front door.

Product Details

Features & Benefits

Methods Plus-E Multi Pallet- Elevator Type Automation System including:

  • Steel base and enclosure
  • (2) Bottom support brackets with leveling feet to secure enclosure to the machine
  • Reconfigurable pallet storage system with approx. 36.6” (930mm) of pallet storage height
  • Pallet spacing adjustable in 10mm increments for example
  • ¾” (20mm) between pallets, 32 pallets
  • 1 ½” (40mm) between pallets, 19 pallets
  • 4 ¼” (110 mm) between pallets, 8 pallets
  • (1) Safety interlocked door in the front of cell for access to the pallets
  • (1) Safety monitored removable side panel for access to robot area
  • Servo controlled elevator system to pull pallets for access by robot
  • (5) blank elevator base pallets

FANUC LR Mate 200iD 6 axis Articulating Arm Industrial Grade Robot w/R-30iB Mate Controller including:

  • Motion Package, RoboDrill Connection Interface software option, elevator motor and control
  • End of arm tooling system including:
  • (2) pneumatic, parallel close, two jaw grippers with close position sensor, 1 set of blank gripper fingers

Elevator System Base Programming in Robot

  • Programming supplied to operate Elevator system. End user to set initial pick up point as well as row and column details

Technical Data


Pallet Storage
¾” (20) mm between pallets for 32 pallets / 1 ½” (40)mm between pallets for 19 pallets / 4 ¼” (110mm) between pallets for 8 pallets
Pallet Size
15.7” (400 mm) x 23.6” (600mm)

Work Piece

Max Weight of Part
2 lbs. (0.875kg) on two gripper configuration


Floor Space
67”(1700mm) x 30” (760mm)
Unit Weight
1200lbs (550kg)


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