Easy set up and implementation keeps production moving with no downtime.
Easy to Use
No experience with collaborative robots required! Upskill your machinists to use the cobot and assign them to more value-added tasks!
Connect your CNC machine cobot to any new or existing machine tool without the headache of programming or hard wiring.
Failing to adopt automated CNC machine tending will continue to result in decreased productivity and profits.
- Labor shortage: Are you struggling to find a CNC operator or machinist?
- Reduced productivity: Are time-consuming, cumbersome jobs forcing you to extend deadlines due to limited staff?
- Complexity of other CNC tending robots: Have you explored CNC robots but can’t find a truly turnkey solution or figure out how to connect your CNC to the robot?
Automation of production machinery should not require costly, complicated, and time-consuming integration. There should be no additional cost to prepare a second or third machine to communicate with a robot you may want to move around your shop.
Discover the CNC Machine Tending Cobot Systems and put an end to the challenges caused by implementing traditional CNC loading robots.
CNC Machine Tending Cobot System
- Universal Robot UR10e
- Non-invasive integration with CNC
- Grippers for your parts
- 2 and 3 jaw grippers
- Electric and pneumatic grippers
- CNC auto doors
- Automated vise actuators
- Part feeding solutions
- Professional-grade machine tending bases by EasyRobotics
Create an Engaging Production Environment for Your Expert Machinists—and Keep Them Working for You!
Investing in a CNC machine tending cobot is not only good for your bottom line, it’s a great way to help your machinists learn new skills, work on more stimulating aspects of their jobs, and improve job satisfaction. All this while winning more customers with quality and fast throughput.
How to Choose a CNC Machine Tending Robot?
When choosing a CNC machine tending robot, several factors must be considered to ensure you make the right decision based on your specific needs.
- Evaluate the tasks the robot will perform along with the weight and size of the components it needs to handle. This will help determine the robot’s payload and reach requirements.
- Consider the cycle time or production speed to ensure the robot can keep up with the pace. When speaking to vendors, inquire about precision and repeatability performance levels and safety features to safeguard your staff.
- Ask for a demo to see how easy the CNC machine tending robot is for setup times, operation, and maintenance.
- Compare post-sale technical support packages.
Which robot is used for machine tending operations?
Different types of robots can be used for machine tending operations, but the most common ones are industrial articulated cobots. Many manufacturers opt for CNC machine tending cobots because of their small shop floor footprint, ease of use, flexibility, precision, and ability to handle a wide range of tasks.
What is a machine tending robot?
A machine tending robot or cobot is a robotic system designed to operate CNC machines, lathes, injection molding machines, presses, and other types of machinery. A CNC machine tending cobot loads raw materials into a machine unloads finished parts, and even performs quality checks. These CNC machine robots enhance productivity, reduce labor costs, and increase operational safety.
What is CNC machine tending?
CNC machine tending is the process of overseeing and managing a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. This involves loading the machine with raw materials, unloading finished parts, and ensuring the machine operates smoothly. The process can be manual, semi-automated, or fully automated using CNC machine tending robot or cobot solutions.
Can a CNC machine be considered a robot?
While a CNC machine and a robot share some similarities, such as the ability to automate tasks, they are different. A CNC machine is guided by computer-programmed commands and is designed to carry out specific tasks like cutting, milling, or turning. On the other hand, a robot, especially an industrial robot, is more versatile and can perform various tasks, including tending to CNC machines. So, a CNC machine can’t be considered a robot, but a robot can be used to operate a CNC machine.
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Are you worried that implementing a CNC machine tending cobot will disrupt production, cause pushback from operators, and affect consistency? Let Cobot Systems’ CNC machine tending specialists demonstrate how investing in advanced machine tending robots will elevate your operational efficiency. Your machinists will come to recognize how advantageous automating dull tasks can be.