AUTOMATION AND DIGITALISATION ARE CHANGING THE INDUSTRY
Learn how robotics create new opportunities in the machine shop! Spend 40 minutes Friday 6th April on a webinar with Digitread to learn more about how use robots for more and new type tasks.
Siemens PLM Software has integrated its proven Tecnomatix® software for advanced robotic solutions with NX CAM software to provide the NX CAM Robotics. This makes it easy to program a robot using familiar NX CAM computer numerical control (CNC) programming methods. By doing this Siemens overcome known limitation in using robot for typical NC tasks.
In every case the most limiting factor using traditional NC machine is the work envelope. It becomes expensive to scale up these machines to large envelope sizes because their specialized structure has to scale as well. Robot cells are a much more affordable way to cover large, multi-axis work envelopes.
For a host of relatively low-force machining functions, such as trimming and grinding, deburring, polishing, linishing, gluing, light cutting and more, it is easy to expand the work envelope using robot arms that can reach a long way and contort to match any required tool axis.