Automate Your Machine Tending Processes

Are you interested in automating the process of tending a machine – loading and unloading parts and materials in and out of a machine? Autoline provides robotic machine tending solutions with the world-leading robot brand, Yaskawa Motoman. Autoline have solutions for all kinds of machines, although the most common being CNC machines and injection moulding machines.

A robot does not tire or take sick days. You can count on consistent and regular output from one of our CNC robot tending systems. As long as the robot is given more parts or materials to keep going through the machine it is tending it can be a continuous process. With a potential continuous process, this maximises cycle times, improving production run times. Robotic machine tending is consistently accurate resulting in consistent high-quality parts and reduced wasted materials from errors

Machine Tending can be dangerous, tedious work for employees. Putting robots into these places improves the health and safety of employees where they can be redeployed into other important roles and valuable tasks. When challenges arise with labour shortages, robotics and automation is the solution.

Yaskawa Robots for Machine Tending

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.

Robotic CNC Machine Tending Key Benefits

  • Increase in Productivity and Output
  • Increased Payload Abilities
  • Reduced Waste of Materials and Parts from Manual Error
  • Improved and Consistent Quality
  • Reduced Dependence on Manual Labour
  • Labour and Time Savings
  • Ability to Handle Dangerous Materials/Parts
  • Ability to Work Around-the-Clock
  • Improved Employee Ergonomics and Health and Safety
  • Increased Efficiency in Production

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