AUTOMATION & ROBOTS

Cobot Fleet Addresses Labor Shortage

An Ohio manufacturer deployed nine collaborative robots to improve and optimize the work environment, automating hard-to-staff tasks such as machine tending, assembly and product inspection.
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The Precision Machining Technology Show: Live and In-Person!

PMTS 2021 will be one of the first opportunities for the metalworking industry to personally connect during a live event in over 18 months! This industry thrives on personal connection, and seeing how the machining processes work in person. Register today!

Safe, Industrial Robotic Machine-Tending Cell

PMTS 2021: Robotic cell for CNC machines provides the strength of an industrial robot with safe, collaborative functionality.
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United Grinding Adds New Robotic Automation Option for Rebuilt Walter Grinders

Customers with older Walter Helitronic Power Series tool grinding machines have option of adding advanced automation technology retrofitted as part of a machine rebuild.

Racer-5 Cobot Operates in Fast, Dual Modes

Racer-5 Cobot combines flexibility and collaborative safety features with high repeatability and accuracy.

FANUC’s QSSR Feature Simplifies Robot Integration

FANUC’S QSSR feature enables FANUC CNCs to directly program robots through the G code.

ABB Expands Portfolio with Stronger, Faster, More Capable Cobots

These cobots are designed to be easy to use and configure, thereby expanding automation into a variety of high-growth industries.

Mitsubishi LoadMate Robotic Cell Streamlines Parts Loading, Unloading

Machine Tending Robotic Cell features portability, easy setup and programming, high performance and safety layout for both job shops and larger scale production environments.

Method Machine Tools’ JobShop Cell Pro Offers Multiple Infeed, Outfeed Options

System includes a RoboDrill D21SiBadv Vertical Machining Center Series, which has several different pre-engineered end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options for a range of part and capacity requirements for medium-volume applications.

Small Conveyors for a Machine Shop’s 24/7 Needs

The modular, compact and portable design of the Lite Series conveyors make them easy to integrate with existing equipment and easy to move around when jobs or processes change frequently.

Making Waves with Lathe Automation

After years of relying on an extensive machining cell for part production, this marine equipment manufacturer has now reduced part handling and improved quality through use of single-setup lathes and automated loading and unloading.

VIDEOS

Video: Cobot Considerations

Before investing in a collaborative robot, consider conducting a risk assessment to make sure the man and machine are matched to the application.

Automated Grinding Cell Adds Capacity

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.

Taking a Big Step

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.

Quick-Change Robotic Arm Gripper Offers Part-Holding Flexibility

Kurt Workholding’s RV36 Gripper is a quick-change robotic arm gripper that saves space and improves efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.

Introduction to Industrial Artificial Intelligence

The systematic implementation of Industrial Artificial Intelligence enables secure data sharing among manufacturers, remote monitoring and operations, managing geographically distributed assets and more.
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Acieta’s Mobile Collaborative Robot Increases Shop Capacity

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.

Automatic Pallet Changer Eliminates Unnecessary Spindle Downtime

Pallet changer system added to a machining center enables unattended machining.

Human-Like Robot Automates Secondary Machining Operations

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.

Okuma Robotic Roid Series Offers Options for Machine Tending

Roid series provides simple, reliable robotics for automating machining tasks.