German contract manufacturer Toolcraft helped to develop this particularly flexible machining solution: the “RoboBox” unit, which consists of a six-axis Stäubli robot wielding a 7.5 kW milling spindle over a stable clamping surface inside of an enclosure. The resulting machine tool certainly cannot take the place of a machining center for precision milling of hard metal parts, but it can effectively machine complex parts in soft materials such as plastic. The machine could also be used as a solution for quickly performing complex deburring routines.
The RoboBox is programmed using Robotmaster software.
Machining with robots is one of the themes we saw at the latest EMO show.blog comments powered by Disqus