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Unattended Machine Solutions and Multi-slide CNC Screw Machine

Absolute Machine Tools' A+ Automation Team will exhibit and demonstrate unattended machining solutions in simple-to-use automation packages at PMTS Booth #4013, August 10 to 12 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Absolute will also demonstrate the LICO LNT51S-S4 multi-slide screw machine. The demonstration will take place at booth 4013 and will be given by Absolute's Applications Engineer Scott Petrisko.

Unattended Machine Solutions

The featured cobots will be Productive Robotics' OB7 7-axis cobots designed and manufactured in the U.S. The cobots will demonstrate machine tending and be available for PMTS attendees to "teach" simple commands. Set up and integration are easy with OB7's exclusive CNC package that is custom designed for use with CNC machine tools. OB7's cobots come in four different models with a reach range of 1,000 mm (39") to 1,700 mm (66"), and payloads from 4 kg (8.8 lbs.) to 12 kg (26 lbs.).

Absolute Machine Tools, in cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric's Automation Division, will present its newest robotic machine tending cell. Mitsubishi's LoadMate Plus is a plug & play solution designed and engineered to be a compact heavy-duty portable robotic cell for manufacturers requiring the strength of an industrial robot with safety-first functionality. This cell allows for quick and easy set-ups, high performance and accuracy, safety-first functionality and maximum portability for all types of manufacturers with high/low volume mix production. Additional guarding and fencing may not be necessary when LoadMate Plus is positioned properly in tandem or close proximity with any CNC machine tool. Users can learn LoadMate's one-step process of integrating the robot cell to a CNC machine using Mitsubishi's Direct Robot Control Function, all done with one single Ethernet cable. The LoadMate Plus's versatility allows the use of several different models of Mitsubishi robots inside the enclosure, including all RV-7, RV-8, RV-13 and RV-20 series industrial robots. The cell enclosure was designed to be heavy-duty to allow for heavy payloads and speeds, and in some cases, may not need to be anchored into the shop floor. The LoadMate Plus can be moved from machine to machine using its built-in casters and then set into position using its built-in ratchet pads or optional floor-mount latching system. Another cost-saving advantage of the LoadMate Plus robotic CNC machine tending cell is that users will typically only need one teach pendant per facility and not per machine.

11-axis Multi-slide CNC Screw Machine

"During the LICO LNT51S-S4 multi-slide screw machine demonstration, Petrisko will show how multi-slide CNC screw machines can outperform conventional CNC lathes and even cam-operated screw machines," said a company spokesperson. "Not only are the LICO machines fast, but they address many of the factors that make cam-operated screw machines challenging, such as aging machines, lack of skilled labor, maintenance issues, safety standards and more. The demo will present the alternative LICO LNTS series of 11-axis CNC screw machines, which feature multiple overlapping slides that can meet or exceed machining speed, quality and versatility found in cam-driven machines." Each machine in the series can use up to five tools simultaneously and each slide is capable of full 2-axis servo-controlled travel.

Every LNTS unit comes standard with a turret-mounted pickoff counter-spindle and a gang platform with three backworking tools. The 8-position main turret position utilizes VDI-30 toolholders and can accept live tooling in any position. Spindle sizes range from 36 mm (1.4") to 65 mm (2.55"). Every unit comes equipped with a 1,000 PSI high-pressure oil/water coolant pump and toolholders for all cross-slides and turret positions, including two radial and two axial live tools. Every model offers an optional eight position static backworking turret.

To see a listing of all the machines that Absolute will feature at the show, go to

For more information contact:

Courtney Ortner

Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

7420 Industrial Parkway

Lorain, OH 44053

800-852-7825 / 440-960-6911

PMTS Booth 4013

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