Automation of loading clamping fixtures
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.