Loading robots with the will to mill

By Stephanie Aldrete

Many robots that operate milling machines in the metal industry are underutilized. A controller that offers greater movement accuracy could enable them to perform milling work on the side. However, this requires that the controller be able to compensate the forces that deflect the cutter from the set path in real time. Tests conducted with a robot at the Technical University of Munich are showing that Siemens is already close to a solution. 

Learn how NX CAM software enables programming of robots to perform machining operations.

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