September 26, 2014
This video shows a grinding cell incorporating an Okuma GA-47 grinder with a FANUC robot equipped with a vision system and manually adjustable grippers. The Okuma grinder has a flexible, 2-axis configuration for greater versatility and handles parts up to 60” long, weighing as much as 660 lbs.
The cycle time for the operation is reduced by 62%, from the original time of 45 minutes to just 16.8 minutes. In addition to dramatically improving cycle time, one operator can now manage multiple cells, which greatly reduces labor costs-per-part. The new cell also eliminates the need for workers to physically manage extremely heavy parts.
Gosiger Automation specializes in machine tool load/unload, material handling, palletizing, automated inspection, and material removal applications. As a division of a company with over 90 years of machine tool experience, and with hundreds of successful installations, Gosiger Automation brings considerable experience and expertise to manufacturers of all sizes. For more information contact Gosiger Automation or visit www.gosiger.com