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Cell Automates Multiple Part Change-Overs

An automated work cell on display in Okuma’s Booth S-8500 demonstrates not only robots loading and unloading parts, but also automated production run change-overs.

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An automated work cell on display in Okuma’s Booth S-8500 demonstrates not only robots loading and unloading parts, but also automated production run change-overs. This means switching among a number of significantly different parts, not just members of a part family. In the cell, a Multus multitasking, CNC turning center performs a number of operations on a series of parts requiring three different three-jaw chuck face plates. A FANUC M-20iA industrial robot loads part blanks, unloads the finished parts and exchanges the chuck face plates as required.

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