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The Cobots are Coming! The Cobots are Coming!

September 30, 2016

Science fiction films dating back to Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic, Metropolis, have long warned that robotic machines may eventually surpass and dominate their human inventors. While there is no doubt that robots and robotic devices are getting smarter, that artificial intelligence continues to

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How to Quickly Change Chuck Faces Without Operator Assistance

March 18, 2016

A collaboration between Gosiger Automation, Okuma, Fanuc and Kitagawa work holding produced this robotically automated machining cell that significantly reduces the time and labor associated with part-to-part changeovers.

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See How Getting Started with Your Okuma CNC Control is Quick & Easy

March 11, 2016

In the early days of CNC machine controls, setting up programs could be a bit challenging. Okuma changed all of that with the Windows-based THINC OSP control that makes getting started quicker and easier than ever before.

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A Low-Cost Robotic Automation Solution for CNC Shops

February 12, 2016

There's no doubt that applying robotic automation to part production provides a number of benefits including reduced cost-per-part, better use of machine operator time, increased CNC machine utilization, improved part quality and consistent daily output.

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Robot Machine Tool Loading, Unloading, and Inspecting Finished Part

February 7, 2013

In this video a FANUC M-10iA robot not only loads and unloads a part from a Hardinge Super-Precision T51 SP CNC machine, but also uses a Renishaw Equator Comparative Gauging System to inspect the finished part, all without operator intervention. The video narrator explains how the robot uses a

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FANUC Robot Unloads Multiple Okuma CNC Machines In Gosiger Factory Automation Video

April 17, 2012

In this brief video Gosiger Factory Automation shows how it used 3-D solids modeling to create a plan view that enabled its engineers to precisely determine the positioning and required movement of a FANUC robot used to load and unload multiple Okuma CNC machines. On-site video then shows the

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Factory Automation Systems Using FANUC Robots

April 1, 2011

It might have started after the successful installation of your last CNC machining center or even at the last machine tool show you attended. But in this day and age, we all eventually begin to look at automation.  The world is a small place today and global competition is the norm - no longer a

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