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FANUC America Authorized System Integrator Allways Precision, Inc. specializes and is the industry leader in centerless grinders and complete centerless grinding solutions for customers’ production needs.
This video features an Allways Precision, Inc. Re-Manufactured Cincinnati Model 220-8 Centerless Grinder integrated with a dual FANUC robotic machine tending solution for a complete turnkey multi-part grinding system. This system was custom designed by Allways Precision, Inc. to grind four parts at a time utilizing two FANUC LR Mate 200iD robots that work together to bring parts from a FIFO magazine tray system to the centerless grinder, and back again.
The first FANUC LR Mate robot is used for tray tending, offloading finished parts and loading new blank parts onto a palletized continuous conveyor which keeps a steady part flow through the system. The second FANUC LR Mate robot is used for machine tending. Picking up a row of four blank parts from a pallet, retrieving the finished set of ground parts and placing the four blanks onto the workblade. As the grind cycle starts the finished parts are gaged and placed on a pallet to return to the FIFO system.
This complete robotic turnkey system from FANUC America’s Authorized System Integrator Allways Precision, is a prime example of their full range of high precision centerless grinding solutions. Additionally, Allways Precision, Inc. has automation and robotic solutions for any industry.
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