ANCA Creates New Robot Loader

“To give the market a taste of what we have coming up in the future we are excited to preview our robotic tool loader which was 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 was something our customers would welcome.

Melbourne, Australia, August. 25--ANCA, Inc, a leading designer and builder of CNC tool grinding machines, will preview a new custom-designed and built industrial robot loader at EMO 2017.

Pat McCluskey, ANCA's co-founder and lead designer on the project said: "To give the market a taste of what we have coming up in the future we are excited to preview our robotic tool loader which was 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 was something our customers would welcome.
"I've been asked how it is that ANCA is able to develop its own industrial robot. For us, it is a logical extension for our company whose strength is having multi-disciplinary technical expertise and an intimate knowledge of the CNC market. It's actually a relatively simple task to develop the mechanical aspects of an industrial robot, but to make it function successfully you better be expert in designing your own 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 your ANCA robot.
"We pride ourselves on providing customers with a complete ANCA machine solution and that is why we have invested in developing our own industrial robot," concluded Pat.
According to an ANCA spokesperson, "ANCA is known for being the market leader, pushing the boundaries of existing technology. We develop new products and innovations that continue to raise the bar of what a CNC tool and cutter grinder can deliver for our customers. Coupled with this, our commitment to investing in creating our own technology provides a complete machine solution and guarantees ANCA's promise of quality and expertise."

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