John Hart USA will showcase its CellPro modular machine tool tending system at PMTS 2017. The manufacturing cell brings together a CNC machine tool, a robot and the company’s cell control software user interface that requires no robot programming knowledge to create a fully automated manufacturing cell offering ease of use, flexibility and efficiency, the company says.
CellPro is designed to provide unmanned machine tool operation over extended periods of time. Unlike other machine tool tending systems, this system is not defeated by exacting manufacturing tolerance requirements, nor is it limited by workpiece size and weight.
CellPro can be set up to tend one or more machine tools and is compatible with all modern machine tools, including new and existing machine installations. The system offers a range of end-of-arm gripper options and part feeding options including pallets, drawer systems and billet feeders. In-cell options include part cleaning, drying, marking, intelligent vision systems and quality control functions. The control software features drag-and-drop functionality, which allows for a production sequence to be defined in seconds. The CellPro Process Builder then guides the user to complete complex robot motion and sequence configurations in only a few minutes, the company says.
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