How to Get Started with Robot CNC Automation: Part 3 – Continuous Improvement

Your new automation system is installed on the CNC. The first part is proven. It’s 5:30 on Friday afternoon, the infeed is loaded with 20 hours of production. It’s time to press the Cycle Start button, shut off the lights and let that shiny new automation system print money through the night. Monday morning arrives,…

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How to Get Started with Robotic CNC Automation: Part 1 – Adopting a Culture of Automation

CNC production targets keep getting missed. Scrap rates are high. We don’t have enough CNC operators to meet demand. Production costs are rising. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Experienced, reliable, and dedicated CNC operators are in short supply and the problem is forecast to get worse. Many CNC shops are foregoing opportunities because they know…

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How to Get Started with Robotic CNC Automation: Part 2 – Selecting the Right Automation Equipment for the Job

The market for CNC automation equipment has exploded over the past 5 years. Price points have come down significantly. Cobots have created new automation possibilities including DIY automation. A discussion of all possibilities could take weeks to write and hours to read. I’m going to narrow this discussion down to automation equipment targeted at high-mix…

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June 8th Webinar Featuring VersaBuilt President, Al Youngwerth

Cobot Machine Tending: The Ideal Place to Start Automating Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Time Sponsor: Universal Robots Duration: 1 Hour Summary: Machine tending requires a person to stand for long hours in front of a CNC, injection-molding, or other similar machine and tend to its operational needs. The process is boring and tiresome…

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