End-of-arm tooling on these robots can be designed and programmed to pick and place several similar or dissimilar objects at a time — and load up to 40 stampings per mold cavity.
Speed and repeatability are the key concepts attributed to robotic arms. And needless to say, robots never require coffee breaks, vacations or health insurance.
In our laser center at our Somerset, NJ headquarters, we have a LASAG KLS 246 laser welding machine equipped with a 6-axis Denso robot. In a pick and place motion, the robotic arm loads nests of parts into the staging area and the parts are seam and spot welded.
Robots can reduce cost, eliminate defects and reduce waste — thus providing our valued customers with labor-free, mistake-proof, zero-defect and high-output support.
Also in Somerset, we have acquired three new RoboFlex Automation Cells for use with our multi-axis CNC machines. The new cells—equipped with Fanac robotic arms—work in conjunction with two Haas DT-1 CNCs that reside in our expanded precision machining center.
Each of the RoboFlex cells can service two CNCs at the same time. The robotic arm picks-and-places raw material blanks into the CNC staging fixtures to be machined into precise parts, then transports the finished parts to trays where they are stored until further processing is needed.
Adding robotic cells for material loading increases production throughput and speeds up turnaround time on machined components—and insures consistent quality.