Automation with the robot portal solution

An automation solution with free accessibility and safety without protective fences

We network different process steps optimally with our portal solution. Fully automa-ted loading and unloading solutions from SW are fast, precise and always allow  free access to all sides of  the machine. For the 7-axis robot portal we arrange the robot outside of the machining centers. The operators have a free view of the working areas and main-tenance engineers can access all components directly.

The automation system detects raw parts with industrial im-age processing and assigns them independently to the appropriate machine. The robots communicate directly with the machine control unit and higher-level systems. Industry 4.0 on board.  Portal robots are built using standard components with proven features - fully developed and available for delivery at short notice.  

Technical Data Portal Solution

Axis traverse speed v max = 2.5 m/s
Axis acceleration a max = 2.5 m/s
Axis repeat accuracy +/- 0,1 mm
Pick up height Minimum pick up height of 950 mm above ground (dependent on gripper)
Load capacity Standard load capacity up to 100 kg (gripper + workpiece), higher weights possible
Extension Segmentally extendable with 4.38 m, 5.00 m and 6.00 m (custom sizes available)
Clearance height Below-axis clearance height of 2 m
More Details Three-sided gripping possible
  Robot can access the machining center from above on both sides of the portal
The portal can accommodate multiple robots
  Oil sump for displaced coolant available
  Central lubrication
  Maximum accessibility while ensuring the highest level of safety
  Almost no protective housing required

Installation variants for the portal solution

Individual automation solutions for loading and unloading, transport, upstream and downstream processes


  • Modular expandability
  • Second robot in some cases
  • Great flexibility 
  • Linear installation
  • Cost-effective expansion with 1 machining center, without any additional automation hardware
  • Short distances
  • Installation variants available in various configurations
  • Freely accessible from the front