Why Robotics for Machine Tending?

“Pssst! Have you heard about the coolest co-workers in town? Collaborative robots are killing it in the machine tending game right now! Seriously, these robots can handle raw parts like nobody’s business and repeat the process over and over again. They can even take care of the pesky task of emptying the injection or CNC machines. With robots doing the heavy lifting, you can decrease cycle time and keep running the manufacturing process 24/7 by removing pieces from the work area. And don’t even get me started on their skills, they can sand, weld, grind AND polish like pros. Move over humans, there’s a new wave of talented co-workers in town!”

Advantages of Robotic Machine Tending

  1. Who needs humans? Cobots and big robots are the new productivity powerhouses in machine tending. These metal friends can work non-stop, 24/7 without taking breaks. Talk about dedication! No more worrying about a team member not showing up for work – these robots have got your back. Don’t believe us? Try us out for yourself and watch the workflow flow like a river and output reach new heights.
  2. Leave it to the robots for pinpoint accuracy and consistency. They have an impressive ability to execute specific actions, with precision that would make a surgeon jealous. If small or delicate parts are involved, don’t worry. These robots have got the gentle touch you need to handle even the tiniest of screws.
  3. Adaptability is key, and these collaborative robots sure know how to switch things up. They can be programmed in a jiffy to tackle different tasks, making them perfect for industries with constantly changing production requirements. Big robots may not be as flexible, but when it comes to repetitive, high-load tasks, they can’t be beaten.
  4. Say goodbye to human-error and hello to quality products. With robots handling machine tending, you can rest easy knowing that every part is processed to perfection. Workers’ fatigue can get the best of them, leading to inconsistencies, but robots always bring their A-game. It’s time to sit back, relax, and let these metal mates handle the hard work.

Applications for Robotic Machine Tending

Robotic machine tending is commonly used in the following applications for loading and unloading parts:
• Grinding
• Milling and turning
• Injection molds
• Stamping, punching, trimming and forging
• Compression molds
• Welding
The particular procedures that a robotic system performs in each of these applications vary, but the loading and unloading of materials and parts is a common function.

How Vancouver Automation can help you ?

Material Handling is an essential part of every automation system. Whether moving heavy awkward parts or small intricate precision components, efficient manipulation and control is essential.  From the newest motor assembly to the most intricate surgical device, material handling and its flow ensures that components can be turned into assemblies that guarantees an assembly solution will not choke off critical up time or contribute to costly damage to parts or operators.  Vancouver Automation through its experience along with its partners to provide technologically leading solutions that ensure the backbone of the custom equipment link together in support and harmony.  There are many solutions that are tried and true and new flexible solutions that deal with the complexities in the market today.  Material handling solutions range from linear solutions in layout and form too numerous to detail but include our partners: Robert Bosch power and free conveyor, belt driven solutions coupled with flexible feeders, bowls, hoppers with vision, and escapement devices that verify orientation and control throughout the assembly process.