For his Robotics Results column in the April 2023 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering, Fusion | RoboJob-USA President Craig Zoberis writes about the downside of automating two CNC machines with one robot system. The 15th episode in CTE's Robotics Results video series shows an automation setup with a robot system at each CNC machine.
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.
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.