Okuma Robotic Roid Series Offers Options for Machine Tending
Roid series provides simple, reliable robotics for automating machining tasks.
Okuma America Corp.’s Roid Series (Robotic Intelligent Design) is designed for automating machining tasks within a manufacturing cell environment and offering seamless integration with Okuma machine tools. The Roid series includes the Armroid and Standroid, both developed to provide simple, reliable robotics for unattended machining operations.
The Armdroid is designed as an articulated robotic arm built directly inside the machine tool.
Based on a finely tuned union between machine tool and robotic engineering, the Armdroid is designed as an articulated robotic arm built directly inside the machine tool. According to the company, utilizing this onboard technology makes loading and unloading parts a seamless, harmonious operation.
The Standroid is a freestanding robotic arm designed to interface with Okuma machine tools to enhance production efficiencies.
The Standroid is a freestanding robotic arm designed to interface with Okuma machine tools. It is well-suited for operations that involve high-mix and low/medium production volumes. Both the Armdroid and Standroid are designed to interface with and take direction from Okuma’s proprietary OSP conversational control system, thereby eliminating the need for separate automation programming capabilities.
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