Autoline provides Robotic Machine tending solutions with the world-leading robot brand, Yaskawa Motoman.
Robot Machine Tending uses a robot system to load and unload a production machine automatically. This can be any kind of machine, most common are CNC machine tools or Injection moulding machines.
Machine Tending Robots can relieve qualified CNC Operators and Programmers from loading/unloading operations. Robotic Automation enables Industrial Machines to operate without human intervention, running unmanned over a whole shift or overnight, tirelessly and consistently for ‘lights out’ production. Other benefits include higher machine utilisation, freeing the worker up for multi-machine operation, programming or downstream processes, resulting in higher and more stable overall production rates.
Yaskawa Motoman Robots for Machine Tending applications:
In many machine tending applications, the robot is exposed to chips, dirt and aggressive coolants. IP67-protected versions of the GP Series Robots are perfectly designed for those rough jobs, being well protected against corrosive and warm steamy environments.
As machine tool size, design and loading concepts may vary a lot, robotic arms can be arranged in many ways. Small robots for small workpieces, like the MotoMini, GP7 or GP8 can be built into the machine housing (exposed to the atmosphere inside the machine), while larger robots are positioned in front of the slider door.
Motoman robot manipulators are perfect for machine tending due to their slim wrist design and narrow footprint. They provide the required repeatability which you need.
Years of project collaboration with machine OEMs, robotic integrators and end customers make Yaskawa Motoman a valuable resource for simple and effective robotic machine tending options.
Read more about Robotic Machine Tending here.
Contact Autoline today to discuss your machine tending robot application, we are the New Zealand distributors for Yaskawa Motoman Robots.
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