Automation of loading clamping fixtures | CNC lathe Applications
Interested in learning more about automation of loading clamping fixtures? In this video, we show you how.
Manufacturing processes usually require different type of machines to finish a component. In order to ease the movement between machines and ensure precision, clamping fixtures can be used. CMZ has developed an automated process to load components mounted in clamping fixtures in a CMZ TA series CNC lathe. The fixtures with the raw parts are mounted in pallets in one half of the compact WS700. A gantry system loads the parts into an interface mounted on the spindle that matches the fixtures. Finally, the gantry leaves the finished part in the other half of the workstocker.