Automation can really be so simple
At the trade show AMB, DMG MORI will be presenting the exemplary implementation of an automated process chain from the web shop to the finished workpiece. The core of the integrated turning cell is the new loading and unloading system Robo2Go. Designed for mobile use on up to four turning centers, Robo2Go is controlled via a special CELOS APP in which only a few entries are needed and a particular knowledge of robots is not required.
Thanks to the use of robotic technology, investment costs in the field of automation have dropped drastically in the past few years, turning the attention of small and medium-sized enterprises more and more to the indisputable quality and cost benefits that such technology has to offer. Nevertheless, a degree of reluctance was noticeable in this customer segment. Partly due to a lack of knowhow in programming on the one hand; and doubt that the robot would be used to full capacity on the other. This caused those, who might have otherwise been interested, to feel it was too much of a risk. DMG MORI has now overcome this obstacle in one innovative leap with its newly developed Robo2Go.
The Robo2Go system is unsurpassed because of its flexibility. It can be used on up to four turning centers if required with the aid of a lifting device, which maximizes investment security. In addition, the system can be set up on the control panel with just a few entries, which in turn minimizes tooling times and therefore optimizes utilization rates.
All in all Robo2Go gives users a clear competitive advantage. “What makes it so special is that the robot is not programmed via the Fanuc teach pendant”, explains Jürgen Groß, Managing Director Sales at DMG MORI Systems. This takes place via a special Robo2Go APP from the DMG MORI graphic control and operation system CELOS. The operator needs no prior knowledge of robots, because once configured by DMG MORI Service the robot operates completely parameter-based via CELOS. In other words: all the operator has to do is enter the dimensions of the workpiece, chuck and gripper, then select one of the pre-defined arrangements of the workpiece tray and lastly start the automatic process. “This innovative way of programming a robot enables especially smaller firms entry into flexible automation without the need of any expert knowledge,” Silvio Krüger, Managing Director Operations at DMG MORI Systems, went on to tell us.