Video: Bar Puller for CNC Lathe
Automation doesn’t have to be intricate. This video shows a simple device for automating the operation of a CNC lathe.
Automation doesn’t have to involve an intricate or complex system. This video from Royal Products shows the operation of an automatic bar puller—a device that essentially enables a CNC lathe to grip and stage the workpiece for its next machining cycle.
More on the company’s bar pullers here.
More thoughts on automation here.
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellors proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.