Machining/Automation Cell Designed For Job Shops

Designed specifically for job shops with small to medium lot sizes, the JobShop Cell from Methods Machine Tools is a fully integrated production cell that combines a RoboDrill VMC with a fully interfaced Fanuc six-axis robot for automated loading/unloading. Pre-engineered to meet a job shop's need for simple installation, fast setups, quick change-overs, operator safety and production flexibility, the cell is easily configured to handle virtually any part that will fit in its 6" vise or chuck. It comes complete with inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding.

Designed specifically for job shops with small to medium lot sizes, the JobShop Cell from Methods Machine Tools is a fully integrated production cell that combines a RoboDrill VMC with a fully interfaced Fanuc six-axis robot for automated loading/unloading. Pre-engineered to meet a job shop's need for simple installation, fast setups, quick change-overs, operator safety and production flexibility, the cell is easily configured to handle virtually any part that will fit in its 6" vise or chuck. It comes complete with inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding. The standardized workhandling interface accommodates a variety of hydraulic or pneumatic workholding options. An optional fourth axis and workholding fixture further increase the production cell's utility.

The cell provides job shops with a cost-effective means to compete successfully in today's economy. It offers them the same productivity and labor-saving advantages that custom cells offer OEMs, yet with job shop flexibility. Robotic loading/unloading minimizes or eliminates a long list of job shop problems. It reduces a shop's dependence of skilled labor, is available 100 percent of the time, reduces labor costs, eliminates personnel problems, reduces scrap and increases productivity.

The heart of the cell, the RoboDrill VMC, offers a 14-tool toolchanger (21-tool toolchanger optional), torque to 56 foot ponds, rigid tapping to 5,000 rpm (8,000 rpm optional), accelerations to 1.5 G, rapid traverses to 2,125 ipm, feed rates to 1181 ipm (2362 ipm optional), high-speed reverse tapping, thread milling, 1,000 registerable programs and 54 work offsets.