What Is Machine Tending?

Automated machine tending is a process that involves a robot or robots working with a new or already existing machine to improve the process’s efficiency. This might involve anything from loading and unloading CNC machines to removing parts from a conveyor system. 

Machine tending is a catch all term that refers to any automation process in which automation is integrated with a machine and is responsible for its day-to-day operation. A vital part of a variety of industries, machine tending automation is a great way to increase efficiency of your manufacturing lines and is a fantastic way to introduce automation as a first time investment.

Tend to it, Whatever the Size

From small metal pressings and tools, to huge automotive assemblies, whatever machine requires tending, and whatever the size of the component, Bauromat can assist in providing an automation solution for you. If it’s as simple as programming a robot safely to tend to an existing machine, or a complete bespoke automation solution in which all aspects are designed and manufactured, any variety of machine tending solutions can be manufactured for any type of requirement.

This applies to a variety of industries too, from heavy fabrication and automotive, to logistics and end of line solutions, any machine that requires automation to help it run more efficiently is ideal for machine tending solutions. 

There may be a CNC machine that needs to be consistently loaded and unloaded, or a metal pressings line that needs parts moving to and from, whatever it is, if there’s a machine that’s part of a production line, automated machine tending is the solution to get efficiency and consistency to the highest possible levels.

It Starts At Your Parts

As with all Bauromat systems, the most important thing is the part and understanding the size, quality and volume. It’s these key findings that allow us to come up with the best possible requirements for your solution; the type of robot, the best possible end of arm tooling, the correct levels of safety, everything to make your automation create higher efficiency levels. Find out more about how we integrate with the customer from day for the best possible automation solution.

Getting the Right Robot

With a diverse range of robots on the market, it’s difficult to know exactly what robot will be best suited to your job, but that’s where Bauromat comes in. With over 20 years experience and have produced systems of all shapes, sizes and requirements, we know exactly what robot to use. Part of our ‘integration from day one’ philosophy means that understanding your part and your expectation gives us everything we need to know to be able to provide the correct robot. From collaboratives, SCARAs or industrial robots of all sizes, all you need to tell is if you have a manufacturer preference or not.

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Bauromat has an excellent machine tending automated system, through its flexible solution, BAURO-MATE. Designed with an open side, BAURO-MATE is an ideal machine tending robotic solution for companies with existing machines, looking for cost effective automation. With a host of flexible options, including drawers, conveyors, turntables and hatches, BAURO-MATE can be manufactured to suit whatever machine tending requirements are needed with full flexibility on robot brands. For parts of up to 10kg, BAURO-MATE is the ideal machine tending solution for a variety of machine tending applications.

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