Fives Launches Liné Machines Robotics
The platform will offer robotics to complement large machine tools.
Fives Liné Machines (Québec, Canada) has announced the launch of Liné Machines Robotics, a dedicated robot platform. The robotics options will complement Fives Liné’s traditional, large machine tools already being provided to the aerospace, rail and heavy equipment industries, the company says.
The platform is intended to offer cost-effective, flexible robotics options for aerospace and other industries, and will assist manufacturers in increasing the efficiency of new or current machines. The company’s robotics efforts will also contribute to increased part reliability as well as the automation of machining processes including milling, trimming and drilling; deburring and polishing; cleaning and surfacing; forming; inspection and scanning; and automation, tooling, and part holding.
Bringing over 50 cumulative years of experience in robotics, François Arsenault and Maurice Chevarie will be heading up Liné Machines Robotics, directing teams for engineering, applications and business development.
Robotics solutions will be explored in laser, waterjet, milling, shot peening, scanning, vision and other technologies. For each project, the team will look at potential increases in reliability, productivity, and health and safety, working with clients to define customized specifications to meet their needs. Liné Machines Robotics will have the support and expertise of a variety of companies within the Fives Group.
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