Lathe features integral robot

NCMT (Hall 19, Stand 120) is shining the spotlight on its Okuma Spaceturn LB3000 EX II turn-mill centre (making its first appearance in the UK), which is equipped with the Japanese manufacturer’s Armroid robotic arm, the first in the world to be integrated inside a CNC machine tool. NCMT has configured the machine for the automated handling of shaft-type parts. While most conventional robotic systems require complex integration and special training for staff, Armroid needs neither. As the robot is part of the machine tool, separate system integration is unnecessary. Using Okuma’s own OSP-P300A control, an operator enters the coordinates for the start and finish points and the robot moves through its motions.

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