10 Most Commonly Asked Questions About OB7 Collaborative Robots
Absolute Machine Tools is proud to partner with Productive Robotics, in Santa Barbara, California, to offer smart, affordable and easy-to-use collaborative automation solutions. This Q&A guide answers 10 of the most common questions about OB7 Collaborative Robots. Learn what is involved in automating your CNC machine production and how simple it is to get started.
1. What Is It?
OB7 is a “collaborative” robot or “cobot” designed specifically for CNC machine shops. OB7 works along side people safely without needing to be locked in a safety cage. Roll OB7 up to your CNC mill, lathe, or other CNC machine and OB7 will take over loading and unloading the machine 24/7 nonstop.
2. What Will It Do For Me?
OB7 operates your CNC machines 24/7 lights out. With no breaks, sick time, or down time. OB7 works around the clock, unattended, enabling triple spindle utilization on your machines. OB7 works consistently with precision and efficiency, minimizing human error.
3. What Exactly Does It Do?
OB7 stands in front of your machine and works like a human operator. It opens the door, loads blank part into vise or chuck, closes the door, pushes the start button, waits until the part is finished, and repeats the cycle.
4. Will It Work For Short Runs?
OB7 works equally well for short or long production runs. This is because OB7 is “taught” by your machine operator and requires no programming. Setting up OB7 for a new job run takes only a few minutes. Whether you are running large jobs or high mix / low volume runs, OB7 can optimize the time spent on your machines by running parts unattended, nonstop, or overnight. With, OB7, you can significantly save time and minimize idle spindle time on jobs even as small as 5-10 parts.
5. What Machines Does It Work?
OB7 works with any brand of mill, lathe, EDM, saw, press, or other CNC machine. We have easy installation kits for many models of machine. Contact Productive Robotics today to find out if we have one for yours.
6. What’s Included?
OB7 comes fully equipped with a robot arm, rolling stand, staging table, parallel gripper, CNC Machine Interface, Chip Clearing Fan and Pneumatic Vice.
7. What’s Involved in Installation?
Setting up OB7 and teaching it your first job requires no complex integration or installation. Your own staff can set up OB7 or we can do it for you. Watch the video at www.ob7cnc.com to see a video of how to set up OB7.
8. How Do I Teach OB7 A Job?
Teaching OB7 a job is simple and requires no programming whatsoever. Physically show OB7 the movements and it learns. Contact Absolute Machine Tools for a live demonstration.
9. Who Services It?
Productive Robotics’ has an in-house service and support team that is available to help customers directly with any questions, service, or support.
10. How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of each of the 4 OB7 models are highly affordable and come included with all the accessories to complete your first CNC machine tending job. For a detailed breakdown of the specs and cost, contact Productive Robotics or your local distributor today.
Schedule A Demo Today!
Have more questions about OB7 Collaborative Robots or want to see how it all works? Contact Absolute Machine Tools today to schedule a live demo. We’ll show you how to integrate and setup OB7, teach it a job, and answer any questions.