Once the finished bearing races have been automatically measured, the hard-turned components are engraved and then placed in shipping containers by the robot.
Conroe Machine in Conroe, Texas, is doing what most machine shops only dream of doing – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The shop is proving that unmanned machining is not an impossible dream; it’s achievable for any shop ready to trust its automation objectives to talented, though young experts, and to exploit new technology like Renishaw's programmable Equator™ gauge. The ...
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