Everyday use for a robotic handling system is to integrate a robot arm with a CNC machine to handle the parts going in and out of the machine. It allows for the CNC machine to run around the clock without the need for a person to be there.
Grippers for Robotic Handling System
Automating the process to feed either a fabrication or assembly process will significantly reduce labor costs. Gripper end-effectors can be configured to the job at hand to speed up the process. With the addition of cameras and sensors, the gripper can also be part of the quality assurance to ensure components that are coming are within specifications.
Automated Systems with Robotic Handling System
The use of CNC machines can be augmented by the use of robotic arms to increase productivity. Workstations in the line will not be waiting for parts to come in, but rather be always be working. As long as the robot is continuously fed raw parts, the CNC machine will always be working, and cycle times will be minimized.