Machine Loading Automation
Machine Loading – There are different ways of achieving competitive, profitable production, but the basic requirements are the same regardless of the strategy you choose: quality, orderly and systematic production planning, and spindles rotating for as many hours as possible.
Extremely fast machines used for simpler production make it possible to turn a profit even on cheap products. Cost effective collaborative robots are an ideal way of achieving a reliable and flexible solution to your machine loading. With potentially no guarding required, these units can be “wheeled” into place and transferred between machines when required for ultimate flexibility.
SP Technology can also offer larger dedicated systems for machine loading – these machines are slightly more expensive but they have high availability and reliable repeatability. Another profitable solution is to automate multitasking machines or lathes with robots and have one person run multiple machines. The operator can prepare tools and materials for the next run while still having enough time to perform other tasks, such as quality control. To discuss more options available for machine loading then get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.