The ANCA AR300 robot handles workpieces in cutting-tool grinding operations with precision, and allows operators to reprogram loading and unloading routines. It’s also available for other tasks in the shop. “Smaller companies are now able to run production which automatically measures and corrects tool grinding precision, to ensure that your accuracy is no less than the very best,” according to ANCA Software product manager Thomson Mathew.
No experience required
The right software can offset the competitive edge of “experience”, according to Thomson Mathew. “Now, if you have the right machine and the right software, you can grind a wide variety of tools without having specialist knowledge about them, or previous experience with that tool type,” the ANCA Software product manager writes.
Integrated ordering, production
Not only can production be automated, but the entire workflow can benefit from machine networking — integrated ordering, invoicing, and shipping to reduce administration and make production more flexible. “You’ll gather insights into your whole process from end to end, making it faster for you to adapt and change to different market pressures,” Matthew emphasized.
Global performance monitoring
ANCA’s Management Suite technology to monitor the performance of CNC machines anywhere in the world, allowing manufacturers to run smart factories by providing live production information for data-based decisionmaking on operational improvements.
Light bulb goes on
Automation technologies can boost output for manufacturers, regardless of size or experience. “By networking and automating existing systems you can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week in ‘lights out’ mode,” writes ANCA Software product manager Thomson Mathew.