ARMROID delivers in-machine and in-process support that was not possible before.
Stable machining operations are maintained by preventing chips from getting entangled, by removing chips that have accumulated inside the machine, and by giving steady-rest workpiece support to suppress chatter.
And simply installing a work stacker will help manufacturers make the switch to robotic cell automation.
For example, it will be easier to set up a production system that processes small batches alongside operators during day shifts, and performs mass production as robot-automated cells at night.
Moreover, teaching ARMROID how to move is a stress-free procedure, and requires neither expertise in robotics nor system integrators to get operations started.
Operating the robot will be just like operating a machine tool — that is controlled by Okuma's OSP-P300A CNC.