BKL developes ovenloader for baking lamps
Philips Lighting, location Uden, is specialized in developing and manufacturing of ceramic lamps. A greater diversity of lamps are produced, each with its own wattage, color etc. The dimensions for each type of lamps varies in diameters of 6.5 to 20.1 mm.
A part of these lamps are produced fully automatic and the other part semi-automatic. The final step in the semi-automatic process is baking the lamps to about 1800 degrees Celsius. A few thousand lamps are baked at the same time. The lamps are placed in trays, which are stacked in the oven. It’s a manually and time-consuming process to place the lamps in the trays and to stack the trays. To use the oven as effectively as possible, the trays with lamps have to be removed as soon as possible in and out of the oven.
To make this possible, BKL Engineering has developed an Ovenloader, which can take a prepared stack of trays with lamps in one action in and out the oven.
During the loading of the trays, the Ovenloader is linked to the oven. This ensures the position of the Ovenloader compared to the oven. As a result, the loading is positioned exactly in the center of the oven every time. This is essential for the baking process of the lamps.
FIgure 1: Ceramic lamp from Philips.
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