Automatic Robotic Machine Tending Systems Complete Jobs in One Handling
Ganesh offers multitasking machines with fully robotic machine tending systems.
Ganesh offers multitasking machines with fully robotic machine tending systems. The systems are designed to complete a job in one handling while having the tooling flexibility necessary for multiple jobs to be set up on the machines at the same time.
On display at the show, a dedicated pneumatic part-loading system demonstrates high speed, small part loading capability on a Cyclone-32GT three-axis gang-tool lathe with a C axis. The load system is designed for small components. It accommodates 1 3/8" bar work and 5" chucking work. The 10-hp, 6,000-rpm lathe is equipped with hydraulic clamping and 1" ballscrews and enables rigid tapping operations.
Another fully automatic robotic system will be integrated with a Ganesh Cyclone-52 TTMY eight-axis twin-spindle, twin-turret machine. This system uses a Yaskawa Motoman robot and a flexible part in-feed/out-feed system to accommodate a wide variety of parts, the company says. The gang-tool design provides fast chip-to-chip time and enables polygon turning operations. The machine features eight-position, quick-change tooling plates and dual 16-station turrets. It has a Y axis on the upper turret and a full C axis on the main and subspindle. The machine features a 51-mm (2") bar capacity and a Mitusbishi M-720 CNC.
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