This video supplement to the Robotics Results column in the October 2021 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine features the RoboJob-USA Turn Assist Essential i model with a Schunk three-finger gripper on a Haas Automation St-30 CNC machine. The setup helped a shop increase productivity 48%.
Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM/RoboJob-USA, Burr Ridge, Illinois, writes the Robotics Results column for CTE and supplies monthly video clips demonstrating different automation solutions.
Related Glossary Terms
Stringy portions of material formed on workpiece edges during machining. Often sharp. Can be removed with hand files, abrasive wheels or belts, wire wheels, abrasive-fiber brushes, waterjet equipment or other methods.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
Discipline involving self-actuating and self-operating devices. Robots frequently imitate human capabilities, including the ability to manipulate physical objects while evaluating and reacting appropriately to various stimuli. See industrial robot; robot.