Our machine tending solutions enable manufacturers to run industrial machine tools autonomously, therefore unlocking manufacturing output cost-effectively.
Machine tending automates the operation of industrial machine tools in manufacturing plants. The robots continually feed the machine, minimising cycle times, whilst also optimising operational processes by removing parts from the machine’s working area. The key to the success of any machine tending system, is not just the parts, but how the parts are configured to work together. The integration of the various machines, together with the programming and installation enables manufacturers to get the most out of their machinery. Not just from a productivity point of view, but also maintenance and ongoing support.
The experience CNC Robotics has gained over ten years of machining through robots, gives us a unique perspective when developing systems for machine tending. Therefore, a typical machine tending cell designed by CNC Robotics includes a robot, its enclosure and a purpose-designed fixture to load and remove the parts.
Machine tending cells can be designed to include a collaborative robot often described as a “cobot” or an industrial robot. However, we prefer to use industrial robots due to their robustness. Not only do we find that they are faster and perform tasks with greater accuracy than collaborative robots due to their robust nature they are also repurposed with greater ease. The result is an increase in productivity, meaning that the investment can often be repaid in a few months or even a few weeks.
For further information on machine tending robots, contact us on 0151 523 8009, alternatively, email [email protected].