The systematic implementation of Industrial Artificial Intelligence enables secure data sharing among manufacturers, remote monitoring and operations, managing geographically distributed assets and more.
FastLoad CX1000 is a simple to use, flexible cobot that can be outfitted with up to three modular carts to handle a wide variety of parts or allow more parts in the queue.
Pallet changer system added to a machining center enables unattended machining.
Roid series provides simple, reliable robotics for automating machining tasks.
Maybe not. But, the candy-throwing robots at MetalQuest’s Nebraska facility do enable the contract machine shop to stand out at career fairs and similar events.
Choosing a robot rental or leasing plan might be a wise business decision compared with purchasing a robot outright.
OB7-Stretch can tend multiple machines at one time when the robot needs to reach more than one machine and when the robot needs to reach deeply into a machine.
Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and which pitfalls to avoid.
Have you considered how robots can be beneficial to your shop?
Two seven-axis robots enable two second-op mills to run lights out eight hours in the evenings to win 64 hours of unattended machining time per week for this Ventura, California, shop.
Before investing in a collaborative robot, consider conducting a risk assessment to make sure the man and machine are matched to the application.
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is the company’s recent installation of an automated centerless grinding cell.
This Indiana shop made a leap from manual machining and basic CNC technology to a sophisticated turning cell and has not looked back. It's been a customer driven transition.
For this Omaha shop, periodic part inspection required an automated turning cell to pause production. Printing a plastic parts collection chute for delivery outside the cell solved this problem, and it turns out the shop has found 3D printing to be valuable in many other ways.
OnRobot introduces compact, large-stroke 3FG15 three-finger gripper that handles a range of cylindrical objects.
As humans and robots begin to work closer together, grippers that have the flexibility of the human hand will be more in demand.
A company that helps manufacturing companies implement collaborative robots has found that additive manufacturing can produce custom parts for these systems faster and cheaper than machining.
The tool system offers a number of machine tools that can be mounted directly on the robot arm and ready for continuous use, the company says.