Tooling & Workholding
New CNC, automation and Internet of Things technologies stood out during a recent event at FANUC’s manufacturing campus in Japan.
Finishing systems with robotic loading capability can enable complex parts to be deburred, polished or smoothed without bumping into each other and causing them to be damaged.
A new building spurred Hypertherm Inc. to revamp its production process with a robotically automated work cell, providing improved productivity and efficiency.
A total of 14,583 robots valued at approximately $817 million were reportedly ordered from North American companies.
This automated parts accumulator is designed to complement any bar-fed CNC lathe, providing hours of profitable, unattended operation by safely collecting and organizing finished parts.
Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.
Speakers describe some of the considerations relevant to the category of robots that are safe for operation near people.
Potentially disruptive manufacturing concepts and advancements in proven technologies come together at next month’s big show.