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New Robot Loader



Designer and builder of CNC tool grinding machines ANCA, Inc., recently showcased a new custom-designed and built industrial robot loader.

Pat McCluskey, ANCA's Co-Founder and Lead Designer on the project, said, "Our robotic tool loader is fully designed and built in house by our engineering team. We recognize that as the market moves towards greater automation, providing a low-cost solution for tool loading is something our customers would welcome."

"Developing our own industrial robot is a logical extension for our company whose strength is having multi-disciplinary technical expertise and an intimate knowledge of the CNC market," continued McCluskey. "It is actually a relatively simple task to develop the mechanical aspects of an industrial robot, but for it to function successfully requires an expertly designed CNC system, digital servo drives and core software, skills that are ANCA's unique strengths in the tool grinding industry."

The ANCA robot does not use a separate free-standing controller. The control system software actually runs concurrently within the machine's CNC core software and uses the machine's operator panel and handheld pendant to perform the teaching. "If you can use an ANCA tool grinder, you can use an ANCA robot as well, and our engineers can easily service an ANCA robot," said McCluskey.

"We provide customers with a complete ANCA machine solution and that is why we have invested in developing our own industrial robot," concluded McCluskey.

For more information contact:

ANCA Inc.

31129 Century Drive

Wixom, MI 48393

248-926-4466

usainfo@anca.com

www.anca.com

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