For machine shops facing capacity challenges, labor shortages and quality variability, Acieta’s (Waukesha, WI) FastLOAD DR2000 robotic cell is pre-engineered to meet the most common machine tooling needs so it’s ready for delivery and installation in eight weeks.
“Manufacturers typically see a return on investment in 24 months or less because they increase capacity and can reduce cost per part,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Sumner. “It’s a low-risk option to invest in automation and address business challenges fast.”
For continuous uptime, the cell’s Fanuc 6-axis robot tends up to three machines simultaneously so an operator can load and unload parts while the robot is working. This allows manufacturers to leverage existing machines that may not be in operation due to labor shortages.
Safety area scanners and an intuitive touchscreen interface enable employees to work efficiently and safely.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.