Machine Tending

Automated Machine Tending Solutions Maximize Your Production Capabilities

Robotic machine tending of single and multiple machines has become easier to justify due to advancements in technology. Lights-out production improves spindle utilization and throughput can be increased by up to 38%. Secondary operations such as inspection, labeling, cleaning and packaging can also be incorporated into your machine tending solution, maximizing automation benefits and ROI.

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Advancements in Technology:

  • Camera vision systems
  • Inspection systems
  • Robot software
  • CNC machine to robot interface
  • End-of-arm-tooling quick-change components

Critical System Considerations:

  • Machine cycle times
  • Average lot sizes
  • Annual part quantities
  • Method of raw part presentation
  • Finished parts disposition requirements
  • End-of-Arm-Tooling
  • Robot payload & reach requirements
PRI has integrated robots with the following CNC Machine Tools:
  • Horizontal machines- Stand alone and pallet systems (FMS)
  • Vertical machining centers
  • Lathes
  • Stamping presses
  • Surface grinders
  • Heat treat – Induction and laser
  • Wire EDM
  • CD – Stud welding