Machine tending in the metalworking industry is commonplace. Whether the process is turning, milling, grinding, broaching or boring, a robot can precisely load and unload parts, removing the inconsistencies of a manual process. Robotic machine tending is not limited to metals; it offers benefits to manufacturers also working with polymers, ceramics and composites.
Machine Tool Operations
Robotics offer a low cost method to automate machine tool operations. This system example includes a four drawer part stocker that can hold a number of parts that can provide extended periods of unattended operation. Part nests can be changed to handle a variety of parts using a single stocker.
MotoRail™ Gantry System
MotoRail™ uses a standard six-axis robot and a seventh axis
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Machine Tending Robots
Yaskawa Motoman offers a wide range of 6- and 7-axis robots with payloads up to 600 kg. Many of these robots can be floor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted to reduce the floor space required. Internally routed cables and hoses are a common feature that make integration and programming easier.
Control, Vision & Software