Machining Accessories Compact tool dispensing solution: Unibase-S
Unibase-S is a smaller variant of Mapal's Unibase-line. It can work independently or be integrated into an existing Unibase system.
Mapal offers various Unibase dispensing systems for optimum storage and management of tools, components and accessories, which can be individually networked with one another according to a modular principle. These systems are often situated in a central location in the manufacturing. In order to store and manage frequently required consumables in a decentralised and space-saving manner, Mapal has developed the new, cost-effective Unibase-S single automatic dispenser. This can be connected to existing Unibase systems or used as an individual solution.
Thanks to the compact dimensions, the Unibase-S stock dispensing system can be installed directly on the workbench. For example, the 96 or 192 compartments are ideal for storing indexable inserts, tools, chucks or personal protective equipment. This saves the employee a trip to the central warehouse and ensures production-related article procurement. In addition, logistics costs are reduced.
Article removal is quick and uncomplicated in just a few steps. To do this, the employee logs on directly to the device via the integrated touchscreen. Only registered employees can remove articles. If no employee is logged on, central locking is active. After the desired article has been selected via the pre-installed software, the search function of the software supports this and an LED illumination identifies the compartment with the corresponding article. The dispensing drum is rotated manually so that it is at the removal position and the article can be removed. The system automatically registers the withdrawal – in this way, the current status is always used.
This article was first published by ETMM.