Roid Robot Arms Built for Okuma Machines
IMTS Spark: Okuma America’s Roid-series robots are designed specifically to integrate with the company’s own machine tools.
Okuma America’s Roid-series robots are designed specifically to integrate with the company’s own machine tools. Two models are available, both of which take direction from the company’s OSP control system to eliminate the need for separate automation programming.
The Armroid is built directly into the machine. This configuration enables automating such tasks as in-machine cleaning, chip removal, and chatter suppression (by stabilizing the workpiece) in addition to part handling. Robot pairing options include multi-tasking and turning equipment as well as mobile workpiece stockers that sit alongside machines.
The Standroid is a stand-alone robot arm designed for easy operation, tight spaces, and applications involving small or mid-sized lots of varied parts. The system comes standard with a pushcart workpiece stocker, with options for multi-piece stockers and air-blast station designed for the application. Wiring is included for easy installation.
Several exhibitors at the recent EMO show in Hannover, Germany, featured demonstrations of robotic arms wielding live cutting tools such as end mills or face mills. Perhaps the most dramatic demo was presented by Delcam to showcase this CAM developer’s PowerMill Robot Interface.
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.
Turning automation helps this shop produce parts more efficiently.