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Cutting, Drilling and Milling Robots

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Our cutting, drilling, and milling robots are compatible with various applications, including automotive, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing. Additionally, our robots are easy to operate and maintain, making them a valuable investment for your company. We also provide excellent customer support and training to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Robotic milling, cutting, and drilling are the most common robotic manufacturing processes used for material removal.

Industrial robots are increasingly used for robotic milling and trimming operations where, traditionally, CNC machines were used in the past. Furthermore, there are two main advantages to using a six-axis robot. The first benefit is a low “envelope-to-price” ratio, making it possible to mill large objects at a reasonable cost. The second advantage is the robot’s ability to mill from various directions, including undercutting. Adding an external axis to the robot to provide a rotating turntable or positioner makes it possible to mill even the most complex shapes.

Contact us today to learn more about our cutting, drilling, and milling robots and how they can benefit your company.

Offline Milling Robot Program

We are here to help streamline your milling processes and ensure success. Contact us today for prompt and professional assistance.

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Our offline milling robot program automates the milling process with precision and efficiency. Advanced CAD/CAM software precisely controls the milling process, ensuring the desired outcome. We offer simulation of the milling process before commencing the actual milling process, allowing for error correction and reducing expensive rework. With our program, manufacturers can streamline their operations, reducing waste and increasing production times, resulting in higher-quality products.

Our offline program relies on the robot’s accuracy, typically around +/- 1.0mm, to move mechanically to calculated points. Tolerances involved in teaching the TCP and defining the local coordinate system are also considered. The placing of the part on the fixture is also taken into account for trimming or milling.

Main Factors for Milling Robots

Milling robots are complex machines that require careful consideration before purchase. Therefore, there are several main factors to consider when selecting a milling robot. Let’s discuss these in more detail.

Milling robots have become increasingly popular in various industries due to their precision and efficiency. The main factors that contribute to the success of these robots include their durability, accuracy, and flexibility.

Companies that invest in these factors when selecting their milling robots will enjoy increased productivity and efficiency, leading to greater success and profitability.

When we refer to complex shapes, we need to discuss the components of the robotic milling cell. First of all, we need to mention that the robotic industry is changing in the UK. According to recent report 2021 UK robot market report, highlights the need for investing, showing an estimated future robot density in robotics is growing. Let’s take a look at the main components of the Milling cell.

Main elements Robotic Milling cell

Main Components of Milling Robot Cell

The milling robot cell comprises several significant components that ensure it operates efficiently. Among these components are the robotic arm, milling tool, workpiece, control system, sensors, and safety mechanisms. 

spindle millingA robotic milling spindle is a tool that shapes and cuts materials such as plastics, metals, and composites using a high-speed rotating cutter mounted on a motor-driven spindle head. Additionally, the spindle, coupled with a robotic arm, is programmed to move around a workpiece, making it easier and more accurate to create intricate designs and shapes.

The spindle requires ample power to operate the largest cutter, and it has an inverter for adjusting the cutter’s speed. Furthermore, the inverter is connected to an analog output.

milling tool rackA robotic milling tool rack typically refers to a device that stores and organizes milling tools in a way that enables them to be accessed and used by robotic machines. Additionally, the tool rack is often designed to be used in conjunction with computer numerical control (CNC) technology, which allows for precise machining operations to be carried out on a variety of materials.

The use of a robotic milling tool rack helps to increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with tool handling, as well as enhance the overall accuracy and precision of milling operations.

robot controllerRobotic milling needs a large capacity controller to handle calculations and data processing for precision and accuracy. The milling process involves managing spindle speed, tool position, and material feed rate simultaneously. A large capacity controller enables the system to handle data, make complex calculations, and adjust parameters seamlessly. Without a large controller, the milling process may be slow, inefficient, and prone to errors affecting product quality.

Storage Capacity

The controller must store large programs up to 20-30 megabytes and consider an external axis to work with rigid axis configuration for increased efficiency.

robotic milling panel

A control panel is crucial for milling robots due to several reasons. It provides precise instructions and real-time monitoring of the robot while ensuring the operator’s safety. Without a control panel, it would be tough to program the milling robot, leading to inaccuracies in the milling process. Furthermore, it also allows for adjustments to be made quickly, such as changes to cutting parameters or tooling.

Additionally, emergency stop and safety features are included in the control panel, preventing accidents and injuries from occurring. Therefore, a control panel is necessary for optimal performance, precision, and safety when operating a milling robot.

robot guarding cellGuarding for robot milling involves specialized sensors, barriers, and safety devices to prevent unauthorized entry, ensuring equipment and operator safety. Signals alert operators to hazards and physical barriers prevent collisions. Proper guarding is essential for safe and effective milling.

Robotic Milling Cell Package

Robot Store offers assistance in choosing the right robotic milling cell that fits your requirements. We also provide tailored equipment for automation, including robot spares and safety components. Our expert services cater to all major robot manufacturers, including ABB Robotics, KUKA Robots, and FANUC Robots, among others. When you contact us, you will receive a free consultation and world-class customer support both before and after the installation of your robot. Therefore, you can trust us to help you every step of the way.

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