Robots & Automation

Machine-tending robots are often key components used to enable unattended or lights-out machining operations, adding capacity by taking advantage of time that’s currently unused, like nights and weekends. In many cases, robot integration enables shopfloor employees that were previously loading and unloading parts from machines to perform duties of greater value. Plus, today’s robots are faster and more intelligent than in years past and are also becoming increasingly viable for small-batch/high-mix production. In addition, collaborative robots, or “cobots,” use sensor technology that enables them function safely alongside humans in a shared work environment. That means no more isolating fencing is needed to separate worker and robot.
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Automation in High-Mix, Low-Volume Turning Applications

Turning shops are familiar with automation for high-volume work, but the shifting landscape to smaller batch sizes has created new challenges.

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Mitsubishi Electric Presents Integrated Factory Automation

Visitors to Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s booth will see examples of single source manufacturing, including IIoT systems, the M8 CNC series control platform, FR series robots, five-axis machining and a fully automated manufacturing (FAM) cell.

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Robotic System Provides Fast Solutions

Fastems offers a range of automated robotic finishing products for grinding, polishing, deburring and brushing processes.



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