For the past several years J.H. Benedict Company has been a proud sponsor of the Formula SAE team at Bradley University. Each Year a team of mechanical engineering seniors builds a formula car to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car. This activity is performed as part of their required senior capstone project experience.
J.H. Benedict offers students the opportunity to work side by side with our engineers and skilled craftsman during critical design and fabrication phases. Student actually operate the machinery used to fabricate many of the critical one off components used in the assembly of the teams formula car.
J.H. Benedict Co., Inc
3211 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: (309) 694-1363
Robotic Material Handling
Robotic Material Handling Applications
J.H. Benedict has brought our automation experience into material handling and machine load/unload applications. From paper bags to glass panels to 200lbs track shoes, we have employed a variety of techniques (vacuum, pneumatic grippers, rare earth magnets, id/od chuck jaws) to accomplish these challenging operations.
||This robotic handling system utilizes a pair of electro magnets to remove 150 lbs part from a hydraulic rollover device. The part specific stacking pattern for single, double and triple grouser track shoes for earth moving equipment is executed by the robot In addition we have incorporated our “hot swap” features which allows operator to remove a full load of parts from station #1 while the robot is loading in station #2.
||A pneumatic parallel gripper is used to remove commutator blocks from a powered inbound conveyor then place in one of four machine fixtures inside this CNC mill. The robot also grabs a weld gun from a storage rack to perform series of plug welds. This system has handled over a million lbs of product since its installation.
||This multi-function EOAT has both compliance deburring and handling capabilities. A two (2) axis deburring tool along with a pneumatic parallel gripper handles and palletizes a part weighing 75 lbs. We have incorporated our “hot swap” features which allows operator to remove a full load of parts from station #1 while the robot is loading in station #2.
|| A multi-cup vacuum EOAT receives a part from a pair of M710iB/50 robots, rotates the part 180 degrees then sets down onto a regrip table. The robot re-orients, picks up the part from the opposite end then loads one of two available cutoff saws.