Paper Title
Modeling A Virtual Prototype Of Stator Core Lamination Assembly Device

New applications for robots in manufacturing are constantly being created as the level of robot technology is increasing. In energy industry, the use of robots is limited due to heavy and large parts. One of the key applications in energy industry where robots can be deployed is the process of stacking stator core laminations for generators and large motors. To eliminate the need of huge investment of time and money to build an actual prototype for such a process, a virtual prototype needs to be modeled. Modeling of a virtual prototype through robotic simulation is a powerful tool and its ability to analyze how a robotic work cell will behave before investing time and money on automation equipment makes a strong case for a smoother transition from concept to reality. This paper describes a modeling process of a virtual prototype of an automated device for stacking stator core laminations for generator leading to development of a virtual prototype. The virtual prototype model developed through robot simulation technology demonstrates the stacking of stator core laminations at variable heights finally achieving the required high stacking heights.