Robotic Machine Tending
We specialize in robotic Machine Tending solutions. If the components are heavier and different operations are run on a combination of one or more CNC’s or CNC’s & a VMC, then robotic systems are the choice. Robotic systems are also more flexible when compared to stand-alone autoloaders and gantry systems.
We provide systems integration for robotic cells with the following
- In-feed & outfeed-systems systems such as slat chain conveyors, rotary tables, belt conveyors & bin feeders
- Re-grip/flip stations, orientation fixtures & intermediate inspection stations
- Safety systems with interlocking gates
- Complete interfacing with CNC machines.
For components which have a machining cycle time of above 45s, a single robot can serve 3 spindles. This is very efficient way of utilizing both the robot and the CNC machines. The machining process has to be stable and the manual intervention for offset corrections and insert changes has to be minimal to achieve maximum productivity.
At least 2 robotic cells can be manned by a single operator. Robots are also very user friendly and easiy reprogrammable. Programming and understanding robots is much easier compared to CNC programming. Robots are very reliable. With proper selection and maintenance, their life can be very long and easily be on par with of a CNC Machine.