Bilsing Automation’s flexible destacking solution can separate and feed both steel and aluminum blanks of various sizes and configurations. Comprised of Bilsing's aluminum round-body tooling of 2.5-in (64-m) diameter and other components, the company designed and engineered the solution for flexibility so the end effector can handle multiple parts. Engineers compiled field data for strategic placement of peel cylinders in its design. During a cycle, the automation lowers so that the peeler suction cups are all level, with the front cups being spring-loaded and programmed to fire just slightly prior to the other cups. The air knives then fire to help peel back the top sheet—breaking the vacuum, which assists in separating the blanks.