CNC machine loading/unloading typically requires the manual handling of heavy components into and out of the machine center. In addition to requiring operators to reach over and into the machine, alignment with the work holding chucks often requires precise placement. This is a major source of operator injury and product damage.
Depending upon the type of product being handled in the machine center (round stock, rectangular billet, etc.), a variety of custom tools are used for handling the parts. These tools are coupled with our servo-drive, plc controlled lifter; combined with “float mode” the operators are given ultimate control of the part — very high speeds when desired, very slow speeds when desired, and the zero-gravity, levitating capabilities of float mode.