Tooling & Workholding

Robots & Automation

Industrial robotics systems are becoming increasingly important to shops of all sizes for their potential to help do more with less. Automation enables businesses to perform unattended and lights-out operations, free personnel from repetitive tasks, and more. This zone contains product information, videos and stories of companies using everything from robotic arms to machine-tending systems to completely automated cells in order to boost productivity and take advantage of robotics technologies.

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‘Collaborative’ Robot Works Safely, Comfortably Alongside Human Workers


The goal of Baxter's builder is to make U.S. manufacturing more globally competitive by making automation more affordable and easier to implement.

The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation


This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.



Lathe JobShop Cell.

Automated Cell Enables Easier Operator Access

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Methods Machine Tools offers the Lathe JobShop Cell, featuring its Nakamura-Tome AS-200 high-performance multitasking turning center with a single spindle and single turret in a compact, heavy duty machine.

Small-workpiece-handling robotic system.

Robotic Bin Picking Automation Effectively Channels Random Parts

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Liebherr Automation offers a small-workpiece-handling robotic system with 3D software capable of removing randomly placed items from a container and accurately placing them in a machine or production line.

Modular Automation Package for Turning Machines

By: Chris Felix (editor)
Here's a modular robotic automation cell for cost-effective, flexible part load/unload of turning machines.

Robot-Equipped Grinding Cell Reduces Cycle Time

By: Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Gosiger Automation offers a grinding cell that combines an Okuma GA-47 grinder with a FANUC robot that is equipped with a vision system.

Robot Eliminates WIP, Improves Efficiency

By: Edited by: Emily Probst
Automating loading/unloading of two new Mori Seiki lathes and a part wash/dry system with a FANUC robot from Automated Cells and Equipment enabled the company to eliminate an initial testing process as well as reduce labor and WIP.


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