Anca, a provider of CNC tool and cutter grinders, has unveiled its first multi-robot production cell solution.
The company says the cell enables CNC grinders to integrate several manufacturing operations into a single production line.
Anca says the single-base cell includes automated part loading, high precision grinding, and quality assurance, outproducing the previous multi-machine process while checking part quality requirements.
Using a single robot, Anca’s TXcell automated grinding cell can automatically load grinding wheel packs, and the work piece – a highly successful approach for Anca customers manufacturing rotary cutting tools.
And, with the addition of a second robot in the TXcell, the machine can complete secondary operations unmanned, says Anca.
Currently, multi-robot work cells are often used in component manufacturing and in the making of tools, but they have a much wider range of potential applications, says Anca.