Methods Machine Tools Inc.
Mmt Job Shop Cell Pro 800

Next-Generation Automated Work Cell

Jan. 7, 2021
Enclosure for vertical machine, plus six-axis robot, with different, pre-engineered end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options, offers flexible automation for a range of part and capacity requirements.

METHODS MACHINE TOOLS’ JobShop Cell PRO is a standard automation package for the RoboDrill D21SiBadv vertical machining center series. The JobShop Cell PRO incorporates a main enclosure with several different, pre-engineered end-of-arm and infeed/outfeed options for a range of part and capacity requirements.

JobShop Cell PRO features an industrial-grade, articulating FANUC 6-axis robot in a versatile aluminum enclosure, which allows the RoboDrill to be placed on the left or right side of the VMC, or in a twin cell with two machines.

In a twin cell, two side-by-side RoboDrill machines with a FANUC robot entering from the side of each machine gives operators full, open access to the front of the RoboDrills for tool changes, off-sets, and maintenance. Removable panels on the common enclosure allow for several different infeed and outfeed options, including conveyors, drawers, “lazy Susan” style pallet systems, as well as interfaces for vibratory and other bulk-feeding solutions.

The compact, high-speed RoboDrill D21SiBadv offers multi-axis simultaneous machining with a 10,000- or 24,000-RPM BBT-30 spindle.

Customers may choose a 3, 4 or 5-axis configured RoboDrill, and an array of standard hydraulic or pneumatic workholding options.

The RoboDrill features 1.3-second chip-to-chip tool change and 1.5-g acceleration/deceleration. A powerful FANUC 31i-B5 Nano CNC controller provides fast, FSSB high-speed processing. Learn more at www.methodsmachine.com.

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