Any individual that has been in the business of manufacturing will tell you how labor intensive and even tedious it can be to tend a machine. By replacing this tedious and often dangerous task with a robot, you’re not only decreasing labor costs, you are increasing the productivity of your manufacturing process while making your workplace a safer place for your employees at the same time. Robots are able to work at a constant and truly repetitive rate which will increase productivity in itself by roughly 10-15%. The fact that machine tending robots will never ask for bathroom or lunch breaks and never call in sick adds another 5-10% in productivity. Now, think about the possibility of adding in lights-out manufacturing to increase productivity even more – just think, you can be at home sleeping while your work force continues to operate through the night making your company more profitable while decreasing the risk of work place accidents.
Our Machine Tending Capabilities
- Pre-Engineered Machine Tending Automation Cells offer overall system cost savings with proven system designs.
- Optional Secondary Operations on your parts such as deburring, washing, inspection, marking/labeling, and final packaging.
- For certain applications, multiple machines can be tended using (1) robot system due to the 6-axis capability.
- Custom Machine Tending Solutions is what we do, so if one of our Pre-Engineered Machine Tending Automation Cells does not fit your need, we can work with you to create the system concept design to your liking.
- Custom part input and output solutions designed to suit the product being handled. Customization of end-of-arm tools to meet the application.
- Based on the size and weight of your part to be handled, JH Robotics can recommend the appropriate robot model to suite your needs.
Machine Tending Applications
There are many applications in a variety of industries where machine tending automation can greatly benefit the manufacturing process.
- CNC Lathe, Mill and Grinder Tending
- Press Tending
- Plastic Injection Mold Tending
- Powdered Metal Tending
- Furnace Tending
- Loading and unloading parts for robotic welding applications
Benefits of Automating Your Machine Tending Process
JH Robotics has the experience and expertise to handle every aspect of your machine tending robotics integration. We’ve helped small businesses comprised of a few people up to Fortune 500 manufacturing companies increase productivity, enhance plant safety and increase production times by integrating machine tending robotics into their manufacturing process. Other benefits of a machine tending system include:
- Lowering company overhead
- Net production increases of over 25%
- Lights-out manufacturing to increase productivity
- Overhead mounting to increase manufacturing floor space
- Cost effective alternative to manual tending along with increased ROI
- Eliminates human error that can add up over time
- Eliminates workplace injuries related to machine tending
Get a Complimentary Robotics Machine Tending Integration Quote from JH Robotics
Our experienced team of engineers, designers and integrators have the experience to successfully integrate machine tending robots into your manufacturing process. With over 30 years of experience in the robotics industry we’ve become the experts that manufactures rely on when it comes to automation. Call us today at 607-729-3758 or visit our online estimate form to get started on making your company more productive, more profitable, and running lean.