Güdel Portal Gantries – 3-Axis Cantilever

By CNC Design Pty Ltd

Complete systems for high dynamic handling applications

Our modules are based on the standard components of the Güdel guideway system. The Cantilever portal range (CP) is designed for a payloads of 3 - 400kg. The modular design with hardened and ground guideways, with high-precision racks and with low-backlash reducers allows speeds up to 10m/s (600m/min) and accelerations up to 20m/s^2, as well as very precise repeatability <0.1mm and an extraordinary quiet and robust operation.


Gudel's Cantilever module offers a unique, large work area with a maximum reach of 2.4 metres for applications such as machine tending & material handling. The CP module can be supplemented with customised designed end of arm tooling increasing the degrees of freedom to match the needs of your unique application.


Cantilever portals gantries type CP with rack and pinion drive have applications in extremely diverse industries such as

·         Injection Moulding Machines

·         Pressure Casting Machines

·         Machine Tools

·         Machining Centres


As well as process oriented applications:

·         Packaging

·         Palletising

·         Joining (Glueing, Welding, Screwing)

·         Cutting

·         Mounting

·         Verifying


With five sizes available, CP modules can handle payloads from 3kg up to 400kg with high accuracy and repeatability guaranteed in all sizes. Regardless of required stroke, load, accuracy or rigidity, with the CP range of modules you will find a suitable solution.


In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of accessories, including support legs, component grippers and control systems, to ensure solutions are tailored to precise operational needs.


The assigned roller and guideway system ensures very quiet running and low sensitivity to environmental cleanliness. The rack and pinion drive system permits excellent dynamic motion with high accuracy.


Our gantry system enables the flexible positioning of the legs of the gantry beam. This means a huge advantage in the planning phase, when frequently the exact dimensions of machines and space needed for some processes in the automatic production line can only be determined at the last moment. The legs can be freely positioned within a grid of 100 mm. The entire rear side of the beam is threaded and can be fitted with drip trays, cable ducts etc. The stroke movements can be varied with the free placements of shock absorbers in steps of 100 mm. They are mounted in the bore holes on the front side.


The beams are available in standard lengths. They are equipped on both sides with exact joining elements, making almost any desired total length possible. The high precision of the system's linear motion components enables horizontal axis runs of up to 120 meters or more as standard. Our flexible system even makes retrofitting your production line for new processes economical.


All Gudel modules are manufactured to rigorous ISO9001 quality standards and incorporate automatic lubrication of rails, rollers, drive pinions and racks to ensure trouble-free operation and low-maintenance at ambient temperatures down to -20C. Equipment can also be engineered in a wide range of materials, including aluminum, steel and high performance alloys - with or without special-purpose coatings - to meet specialist applications or for use in high temperature, high humidity, dirty, corrosive or radioactive working environments.


Each of the systems comes fully preassambled and tested with standard features as:

·         Tubular steel profile with guideways

·         axis beam endcaps

·         High performance worm gear box with pinions

·         Carriage with rollers, wipers, & manual lubrication

·         Shock absorber

·         Mounting plates for columns

·         Cable loops with guiding trough

·         Triple camrails with cams

·         Felt pinion lubrication unit


Additional you can choose of a wide range of options, which will be all also factory assambled and tested deliverd to you, for examble:

·         Automatic lubrication for guideway and drive system

·         Legs

·         Mechanical multi limit switch

·         Zero position mark

·         Manual lifting and safety unit

·         Safety brake

·         Control system (several mayor supplier available)

·         Rotary axes

·         Gripper unit

·         Multiple carriages

·         H carriage configuration

·         Telescopic vertical axes

·         Vertical divider in cable chain

·         Enclosed energy chain

·         Increase of length of energy chain trough

·         Fill in panels


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