Robots & Automation

Machine-tending robots are often key components used to enable unattended or lights-out machining operations, adding capacity by taking advantage of time that’s currently unused, like nights and weekends. In many cases, robot integration enables shopfloor employees that were previously loading and unloading parts from machines to perform duties of greater value. Plus, today’s robots are faster and more intelligent than in years past and are also becoming increasingly viable for small-batch/high-mix production. In addition, collaborative robots, or “cobots,” use sensor technology that enables them function safely alongside humans in a shared work environment. That means no more isolating fencing is needed to separate worker and robot.

A line of robot-tended Ewag Compact tool grinders from United Grinding evidences Tool-Flo's focus on automation.
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Cutting Tool Manufacturer Grows on Diversification, Automation

A new, heavily automated facility helps Tool-Flo supply new customers with grooving, threading and other indexable cutting tools.

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Eyeing Automotive Machining Applications in Taiwan

I took time to check out machining equipment geared toward components for automobiles—electric vehicles in particular—at the recent TMTS show in Taichung.

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