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Robotics in Manufacturing Will Create New Opportunities

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Almost everyone knows that the future lies in automation. Industrial robotics leads the way for most manufacturing economies around the world. And now, the use of robotics in manufacturing is showing promise and growth in the United States as well.

Advanced and specialized manufacturing has become a necessary part of our industry’s expansion. The days of reserving robotics exclusively for the automotive industry are gone. We need them in every form of manufacturing, from precision defense-based manufacturing to small and medium sized enterprises. Robotics are continuously changing and revolutionizing the industry by becoming smarter, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Nevertheless, fears about the consistency of work and the need for human labor continue to rise in response to the presence of advanced manufacturing.

What can automation do and why so much popularity recently?

Imagine robots being trained by people to do tasks, adapting at whatever difficulty, and even creating new practical approaches towards outdated methods. This requires a huge investment in research in everything from sensor technologies to artificial intelligence. The old robot was unilateral, not adaptable, and could cause danger in human interaction. The industrial robot of tomorrow should think creatively alongside humans, to solve problems. It should also solve multiple tasks and could oversee everything from testing products to packaging.

What does Collaboration look like?

This integration of robots as a primary part of the manufacturing industry will also change how we see our employee and management roles in the workplace. While market moguls like Mark Cuban (who recently demanded that President Trump invests over $100 Billion in robotics research) require an increase in automation, Cuban and his contemporaries also see the role of the human laborer changing. STEM abilities come into play with design, engineering, and technology interaction based capacities for the future manufacturing worker. Soft skills also become desirable for future employees in the transition towards automation. Programming is necessary, but finding creative solutions to the problems that will arise in that future economy is more pivotal. Humans will work with automated robotics in the future mechanical manufacturing industry, and not only in repairs.

 Job Taker or Creator?

So, is the market going to be overtaken by “bot-sourcing?” The chances are that while you’ll see more robots on the manufacturing floor, you’ll also see humans at their side providing skills and abilities that robots may not have. The role of the human worker will not disappear, but change to fit with automation technologies. This means we need to train a future workforce to be adaptable and embrace the robotics revolution that is here.

 

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Benefits of Robotic Deburring Systems

One of the main benefits of employing robotic deburring systems is removing the human limitations that occur when manufacturers rely on manual deburring operations. In the past, manufacturers were able to do basic deburring, effectively achieving burr-free parts, but this was a time-consuming and inaccurate science. There is little to no consistency when it comes to a manual deburring technique from part to part, day to day.

Enter the Technology

While experience is instrumental in any manufacturing process, the addition of technology through a robotic deburring system can make powdered metal materials more than just free from burrs. The choice of a robotic deburring system depends on the desired edges. Robotic deburring can use belts, brushes or both brushes and belts. Abrasive brushes are necessary for finishing processes made in a variety of filaments. Bristle filament types include rectangular, crimped and rounded versions. Other considerations include grit size, filament and the ration of abrasive grains to nylon.

If you’re a manufacturer looking to deburr powdered metals and green powdered metals, the CDMC Mag series offers through-feed, in-line deburring machines on flat parts needing deburring on both sides.

CDMC 1000 Series

Single- or Dual-cutting head(s) for simultaneous deburring action

Equipped with deburring wheels, carbide rotary files or brushes

Optional integrated dust collection system

Auto door

Touchscreen user interface

CDMC 1002 Series

Auto door with two hand-start switches

Integrated dust collection system

Touchscreen user interface

Dual cutting heads for double-sided deburring

Equipped with deburring wheels, carbide rotary files or brushes or a combination or both

CDMC 2000 Series

Processes parts up to 60 inches in diameter and up to 2,000 pounds

Dual cutting heads

Capability of two-sided processing of a gear simultaneously

Driven by two rollers and supported by two idle rollers

Touchscreen operator

Two hand-start buttons

If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. We can provide a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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Advantages of Fanuc America Motors

Many of us grew up hearing the story of the little engine that could. Within the manufacturing industry the modern-day version might best be exemplified by the advantages of Fanuc America’s servo motors. These self-contained electric devices have the ability to rotate and move parts within a machine with extreme precision. The small-but-precise servo motors have the ability to power everything from a child’s toy to electronics, robots and airplanes. The versatile servo motor also helps power in-line manufacturing and robotic-powered manufacturing operations.

What Lies Under the Servo Motor “Hood”

Small DC motor

Potentiometer

Circuit control

The smart and efficient design of a servo motor attaches gears to the control wheel. Rotations in the motor produce resistance changes in the potentiometer, and the circuit control regulates the amount of movement and the direction of movement. Fanuc America is one of the most trusted producers of servo motors used in robotics-enhanced equipment. Many manufacturers incorporate Fanuc America’s CNC, robot and ROBOMACHINE elements to enhance manufacturing services and factory automation solutions.

Uses for CNC Products

Control machine tools

Drive systems

Motion control applications

Laser systems

Productivity software

CDMC: Authorized Fanuc System Integrator

Knowing the importance of servo motors for the manufacturing industry, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) chose to affiliate itself with Fanuc America.  As an Authorized System Integrator, CDMC is part of a nationwide network of robotic integrators. Through this affiliation and partnership, we can provide a way to lower labor costs for our customers through the application of efficient machines equipped with Fanuc robots. Advanced technologies create more efficient processes designed to boost higher profit margins and improve business processes.

Providing Cost-Effective Solutions

As a family-owned manufacturing business, CDMC intimately knows the importance of maximizing manufacturing needs through reliable, consistent and repeatable processes. This includes providing deburring solutions for gears, aerospace and defense, sprockets, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Examples of this include profile chamfering using the CDMC Model 1000, CDMC Model 1002 and the CDMC Model 2000 deburring applications. One example of these versatile machines incorporates Fanuc’s patented CNC technology that allows manufacturers the ability to use the CDMC brush 1000, 1002 and 2000 models for deburring.

When you need a consistent and reliable deburring solution, talk to our experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today!

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