RoboMate - Universal Loader for ANCA Tool Grinders
This is ANCA's most significant automation system release yet. The RobotMate Loader enables an operator to be trained on a single automation system regardless of which ANCA machine it is fitted to. This means new staff can be trained faster and existing staff can use the automation system on each ANCA machine after being taught one product - the RoboMate. Specialist knowledge loss due to employee absence can then become less of an issue.
Pallets and tooling (such as handling grippers) for RoboMate are interchangeable so you can use them on any RoboMate equiped ANCA MX7, TX7 or RX7. If you have multiple ANCA machines this means savings can be made in the number of parts required and ensures spares are always available.
Reliable Fanuc LR Mate 200iC robot
The RoboMate Loader uses a Fanuc LR Mate 200iC robot. ANCA have been using Fanuc robots for many years for special loading applications due to their proven reliability. The Fanuc robot is fully programmable and integrated into the ANCA CNC machine with the ANCA RoboMate software.
The standard RoboMate Loader becomes easily customisable due to the inclusion of a Robot. For example, it can easily perform other functions such as collet changing. This is ideal for companies that have high volume, but in small batches. Collet changing allows the machine to run for extended periods of time even though the tool type, size and geometry are completely different.
Flexible Software that Eliminates Complex Robot Programming
Loading parameters; such as tool pick-up height, or collet insertion depth, are controlled by the RoboMate software.