Robotic Machine Tending

Robots for Industrial Machine Handling

Using robots for loading or unloading industrial machines can offer significant advantages: Productivity, reduced inventory, safety, flexibility and improved part quality.


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.

Yaskawa Material Handling Brochure
Machine Tending


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