The pictured Sage robot with its custom magnet end effector can pick layers of round tubing of different count to form hex bundles. The formed bundles are then conveyed to a banding machine where metal bands secure the hex bundle. The bundles index at ninety degrees for final forklift pickup.
Sage has built and installed automatic systems for the steel industry, drill pipe, and pipe and tube industries. Sage builds the chain conveyors, V-roller conveyors, and flag transfers that integrate with Sage robots and other customer equipment to make a complete functioning system.