RL2/Robo-Logo

Orientation

In the game of golf, being first is all that matters.  Every time a player places a ball on a tee, there is an opportunity to make a quality impression. Ball manufacturers and ad specialty companies seek to maximize that opportunity by precisely printing visually appealing high-quality graphics. Like a player in competition, your company needs to be at peak performance. By utilizing technology that will give you the competitive advantage of reduced delivery times and production costs, and increased reliability and flexibility, you can edge out the competition.

Our machines use a revolutionary new way of producing custom logo golf balls or printing original manufacturer logos. Supply a stream of randomly oriented golf balls to it and it will rotate them to any desired orientation, relative to the manufacturer’s logo and side stamp, or relative to the ball dimple pattern, at a rate of up to 66 balls per minute.  It can do the work of up to five manual operators.  Imagine running a 2,000 dozen order in a single shift on a single printing machine!  The machine can be purchased as a complete printing system or integrated with your existing printing system.

The RL2 is our updated version of our classic Robo-Logo machine. Using state-of-the-art machine vision software and motion control hardware, the RL2 accelerates the performance of the Robo-Logo by 10%. Existing Robo-Logo customers can contact Strategic Automation for installation of RL2 software and hardware updates to their current Robo-Logo machines.


It’s a matter of precision and speed.

The challenge in printing golf balls is largely an issue of precision and speed. Logos need to be precisely positioned in relation to existing graphics or the dimple pattern. Traditionally, the industry has relied on manual labor. Not surprisingly, the process is slow, and operators are prone to fatigue and suffer from repetitive motion injuries.

While others have tried, only one company offers an engineered solution that precisely positions a ball every second (plus or minus 0.031”).

Key Features

  • Rates up to 66 balls per minute.
  • Accuracy of +/- 0.031 inch.
  • On-the-fly change over of ball numbers or ball brands.
  • Computer can store setups for hundreds of brands.
  • Verifies proper ball orientation before printing.
  • Automatically rejects balls of wrong type.
  • Touch screen operator interface.
  • Built-in machine diagnostics, and real-time production statistics.
  • Password protected setup and diagnostic screens.
  • Remote diagnostic capability
  • May be integrated with many different types and brands of pad printers and pad printing systems.
  • Higher operator productivity.
  • Eliminates a source of repetitive motion injuries.
  • Reduced training period for new employees.
  • Reduced delivery time for large orders.
  • Easy to operate and maintain.
  • Requires minimal floor space.

Advantages:

  • Higher operator productivity.
  • Eliminates a source of repetitive motion injuries.
  • Reduced training period for new employees.
  • Reduced delivery time for large orders.
  • Easy to operate and maintain.
  • Requires minimal floor space.
  • Dim: 74”H x 48”W x 33”D

Add-Ons

  • Hopper/Elevator system to feed golf balls into the Robo-Logo machine. 
  • As few as one hopper or as many as four can be used to feed balls allowing for quick changeovers.
  • Precision indexing conveyor, or rotary table, to feed balls through pad printer
  • Ball rotation device for printing at a second location on the ball.
  • Vision system to automatically inspect the printed logos.
  • Automatic unloading of printed balls to drying trays or drying conveyor.
  • UV curing equipment.

Power Requirements

  • Power: 120 VAC, 1 ph, 60hz, 7 amps.
  • Air: 0.3 cfm at 90 psi