WALTER uses the FANUC LR Mate compact robot for standard tool automation. The robot improves accessibility to the workpieces and is highly productive, time-saving and makes special applications possible. Depending on the type of workpiece or workpiece diameter, up to7,500 cylindrical workpieces or 72 tools can be loaded in HSK holders via the robot.

Application Solutions

  • Handling cylindrical tools
  • Handling of tools clamped in HSK holders
  • Handling of tools clamped in collets
  • Combination solutions of HSK and cyl. Tools
  • Handling of collets with different core diameters
  • Handling of overloaded tools up to 700 mm blank length
  • Special solutions for tools and production parts


  • Automatic weight compensation
  • Automatic measurement of the casette position/loading position via electrical contact
  • Automatic measurement of the infeed/outfeed position via electrical contact
  • Sensor for safe workpiece detection
  • Interchangeable universal robot pallets
  • Standalone solutions - robot cell
  • Software: HELITRONIC TOOL STUDIO, Walter Window Mode


  • RFID chip detection – chaotic load function
  • Laser marking for cylindrical tools on shaft and forehead
  • Tool cleaning and drying for cylindrical tools (currently only for HELICHECK measuring machines)
  • Tool Vision System – for pre-positioning tools with cooling duct holes or PCD – plates/veins 

Technical specifications

Maximum load  5 kg
Maximum tool diameter32mm (15.7") 
Maximum tool weight per gripper2.5 kg
Maximum workpiece length700mm (15.7")
Loading time (door open / door closed) < 17 seconds