Equipped with a camera vision system, Robo-Tend is a robot-based automation cell that will be demonstrated at Southern 2020 by XYZ Machine Tools. It is compatible with the Siemens ShopMill and ShopTurn controls used on the company’s VMCs and turning centres to bring automation within the reach of traditional sub-contract engineering businesses. For the exhibition, the system will be demonstrated attached to an XYZ 750 LR VMC. The interface has been developed to make programming the automation process as easy as possible. Payback possible in just a few months of operation calculated if purchased outright, says the company, or finance from £2.00/hour is available.
For simultaneous five-axis machining the XYZ UMC-5X (pictured) will also be demonstrated. This cost-effective machine has a direct drive 90rpm table configuration as standard. When tilted 90° towards the rear (component facing forward), there remains 500mm of y axis travel forward of the table surface, allowing larger workpieces to be machined. Its gantry-type design adds greater rigidity and performance, while c-axis rotation via a direct drive, low maintenance, high torque motor, gives 90 revs/min rotational speed; with ±120° on the tilting a-axis, while 600mm axis travel in x and y (500mm in z) maximise use of the 600mm diameter table. Standard spindles are in-line direct drives with 35kW of power and either 12,000/15,000 revs/min, an option to go to a 25kW, 18,000/24,000 revs/min motorised spindle is also available.
The latest version of the ProtoTrak control system will be shown on an RMX 3500 bed mill and an RLX 355 ProTurn lathe. The RX adds new features and benefits, primarily a 15.6-inch touchscreen for machining information at the users’ fingertips and pinch-to-zoom, twist-to-rotate operation for closer inspection.
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