The Gantry Robot from SW North America

Published Date
September 18,2018 - 08:45:pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • gantry robot

    gantry robot

    Robot positioned by means of an overhead supporting structure such as a crane or bridge-type support.

  • web

    web

    On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.

SW North America demonstrates its new Gantry Robot that enables barrier-free access to the machining centers (MC). The component is rotated in the gripper and loaded into the MC from above. This video shows the Gantry Robot in action, and a graceful and efficient thing it is. For more information checkout their web site SW North America .