Automation is the key to manufacturing’s longevity and future success. In May, 2013, Absolute Machine Tools became an authorized Integrator for FANUC America.
Robotic automation technology addresses the issues of increasing labor wage and benefit costs as well as the need to maintain production in the face of a shrinking manufacturing workforce.
These labor-related savings give employers the ability to cope with major costs created by government mandates such as the Health Care Reform Act and Social Security and Medicare contributions.
Robotic systems also promote improvements in productivity that can allow manufacturers to perform and handle work in-house that once was sent offshore because of labor expenses.
This partnership reinforces Absolute’s efforts to helping its customers maintain a competitive edge in today’s global environment.
Our comprehensive product offerings and knowledgeable applications engineering support allows Absolute to partner with manufacturers to provide turnkeys, robotic cells, pallet shuttle systems, automatic loaders and unloaders, and complete flexible manufacturing systems or FMS.
Automation and Moldmaking
Steve Ortner, president of Absolute Machine Tools Inc., was recently featured in an article on AdvancedManufacturing.org that gives a fascinating look at the future of untended, or lights-out, machining in mold shops. Click here to read more!
Examples of Machine Tool Automation from Absolute
This QuickTech i42-ROBO 5-Axis auto loading turning center features a built-in Mitsubishi robot and multi-pallet stacker system.
You Ji VTL-2000ATC+C Capto 102 tool automatic tool changer for heavy tools using FANUC robot.