EZ-AutoCart

June 11, 2024
EZ-AutoCart Easily Automates CNC Machine Tending

Lyndex-Nikken, manufacturer and provider of high-performance machine tool accessories, introduces the EZ-Automation product line in response to industry demand. Already well known on the machine shop floor for high-performance machine tool accessory solutions that deliver exceptional results, Lyndex-Nikken can now also be relied upon for EZ-automation solutions for machine shops. The first automation product in the EZ-Automation product line is the EZ-AutoCart that easily automates CNC machine tending.

Today, manufacturers are seeking a solution for fierce competition for skilled workers amid rising labor and benefit costs, demand for high mix, low volume quality parts, delivering quality parts on time, and modernizing for Industry 4.0/5.0. Integrating, operating, and maintaining such systems cost-effectively with existing staff skill sets is daunting.

Lyndex-Nikken’s EZ-Automation products are designed with simplicity in mind. All EZ-Automation products are based on being easy, modular, and scalable automation solutions that will range from machine tending, to machine loading, to pallet changing, and modular tending platforms. The products will offer efficiency and cost-effectiveness providing user-friendly automation solutions, minimizing the need for advanced robotics or automation skills. EZ-Automation products will be designed to be seamlessly integrated while controlling costs and easing job complexities for manufacturers.

“We are proud to launch our new product line of EZ-Automation solutions to meet the evolving needs of manufacturers today,” states Tom Dang, Vice President of Lyndex-Nikken. “Machine shops looking to address the shortage of skilled workers and rising operational costs can now rely on Lyndex-Nikken for high-performance automation solutions.”

The EZ-AutoCart, part of Lyndex-Nikken’s EZ-Automation product line, easily automates CNC machine tending of CNC lathes, mills, and similar machines. The EZ-AutoCart machine tending solution enables machine shops to streamline machine tending with minimal effort; no-code automation empowers manufacturers to easily operate the EZ-AutoCart. Results include significantly boosting spindle time and enhancing overall machine efficiency.

The EZ-AutoCart integration capabilities:

  • Includes 16 digital I/O to control peripheral devices
  • Manage auto doors open/close
  • Manage workholding open/close
  • Optional hub provides data mining and quick change between multiple CNC machines
  • Monitor CNC machine conditions

The EZ-AutoCart vision capabilities:

  • Includes integrated camera for 2/3D vision
  • Optional software for 2.5D picking

The EZ-AutoCart boasts a payload capacity of 18kg, reach of 1300mm, maximum joint speed of 435°/s, and repeatability of +/-0.025mm. Additionally, options available include workholding, end-of-arm tooling, infeed grid plates, safety scanners, and integration support.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • payload ( workload)

    payload ( workload)

    Maximum load that the robot can handle safely.

  • robotics

    robotics

    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.

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