i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO Mill/Turn Centers Integrate Robots

Originally titled 'Mill/Turn Centers Integrate Robots'

Distributed by Absolute Machine Tools, Inc., Quicktech i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO four-axis mill/turn centers feature integrated six-axis Mitsubishi robots for fast, automated loading and unloading of medium-diameter bar stock. 

Distributed by Absolute Machine Tools, Inc., Quicktech i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO four-axis mill/turn centers feature integrated six-axis Mitsubishi robots for fast, automated loading and unloading of medium-diameter (i42: 42 mm/1.68", i60: 60 mm/2.36") bar stock. In addition to carrying out highly productive turning, the machines can perform complex milling with standard live tools, the company says. An optional 360-degree B axis further extends milling capabilities.

The Mitsubishi S-series six-axis high-speed robot automatically loads, unloads, or turns over parts weighing up to 13 lbs. An optional multi-tray pallet handling system enables untended operation. According to the company, the robot is contained within the machine and is positioned to allow unimpeded operator access for machine setup and operation.

The i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO machines operate in four axes (five with the optional B axis), with a 15-hp high-torque turning spindle that features C-axis capability, a 2-hp live tool milling spindle, and capacity for 17 tools (23 with B axis). A standard DIN-173-42B collet chuck provides capacity for 42-mm bar, while an optional with a 60-mm collet or 6", three-jaw chuck offers 60-mm bar capacity.

 

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