Automation with the robot portal solution

An automation solution with free accessibility and safety without protective fences

Different process steps are optimally coordinated with our portal solution. Fully automated loading and unloading solutions from SW are fast, precise and accessible  from all sides of the machine.  Our 7-axis robot portals  have the robot situated outside of the machining center. The operators have a free view of the working areas and maintenance engineers can access all components directly.

The automation system detects raw parts with industrial image processing and assigns them independently to the appropriate machine. The robots communicate directly with the machine control unit and higher-level systems—this is Industry 4.0.  Portal robots are built using standardized components with proven features - fully developed and ready  for delivery at a moment’s notice.  

Portal solution technical data

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 (depending on the 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 pan for displaced coolant available
  Central lubrication
  Maximum accessibility while ensuring the highest level of safety
  Almost no protective housing required

Portal solution installation variants

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


  • Modular expandability
  • Options for second robot
  • High flexibility 
  • Linear installation
  • Cost-effective expansion with one machining center, without any additional automation hardware
  • Short travel distance for the robot
  • Installation variants available in various configurations
  • Freely accessible from the front