Improving Machine Tooling with the ABB FlexMT


Companies are constantly looking for ways to improve their machine tooling processes, and ABB Robotics has answered their call with the FlexMT Machine Tooling System, complete with robot and controller, integrated into one large cabinet work cell. Not only is this a flexible solution, but the FlexMT from ABB significantly reduces labor costs for companies, sometimes as much as 60 percent. 

The Flex MT maximizes machine tooling by optimizing the amount of product it can handle. According to ABB Robotics, the FlexMT system is designed to load and unload machine tools using vision-guided robotics, which, along with its choice of two and three finger grippers, allows it to handle both small batch and volume runs. The vision system in the FlexMT also allows it to easily recognize variations in the shapes and sizes of parts and adjust accordingly.

So, what are some of the advantages of using the Flex MT from ABB? As mentioned above, switching from manual labor to the FlexMT will save you up to 60 percent in labor costs. Because of that, it has a nearly effortless return on investment, sometimes as little as a year. It also increases production abilities for your machine tooling application, with some companies achieving increases up to 90 percent, an improvement that could never be reached with manual machine tooling.

Another benefit of the FlexMT is the ability to improve the safety standards in your shop. With this work cell, workers will no longer be exposed to hazardous conditions like sharp edges, tooling, burrs and/or the presence of chemicals and coolants. Your production line will also no longer suffer slowdowns do to injury-inducing actions like heavy lifting.

Are you interested in learning more about the FlexMT work cell from ABB Robotics? Great! RobotWorx, a leader in robotics integration, is a certified integrator for ABB, and our staff can give you all the information you need on the FlexMT.

For more information, call RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312 or contact representatives online.

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