The Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell available from Methods Machine Tools features two FANUC D21 RoboDrill vertical machining centres serviced by a single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot.
The cell features the ability to load and unload multiple parts at one time to amortize typically longer load/unload times compared to parts that are handled one at a time.
The Twin JobShop Cell features two side-by-side RoboDrill machines with a FANUC robot entering from the side of each machine to give operators full, open access to the front of the RoboDrills for tool changes, off-sets and maintenance. The cell also combines FANUC Robotics’ IR Vision System with a flex vibratory in-feed system to bring the parts into the cell. The flex feeder conveys a group of parts into the vision camera’s field-of-view for inspection, selecting the “good” parts for directing the robot to load them into the machine.
The machines include a new control. The FANUC 31iB5 control features fast FSSB high-speed processing. This control offers streamlined electronics to reduce the number of components and provide an ergonomic display. To reduce the chance for downtime, the control provides troubleshooting and maintenance capabilities, allowing users to analyze systems on the RoboDrills and receive notifications if any of the drives or electronics requires adjustment.