Versatility and productivity: Laser technology combined with a robot

Dec 18, 2020 4:40 PM

GF Machining Solutions develops an answer to the growing demand for autonomy and parts production flexibility.

The production of parts of different shapes always presents some difficulties, especially if they have to be produced intensively.

GF Machining Solutions and Crevoisier, both Switzerland-based machine tool makers, have combined their machine tool and automation expertise to develop the new solution of a robotized loading cell to fully and autonomously manage GF Machining Solutions Laser texturing machines’ production of several types of components.

This GF Machining Solutions automated cell capitalizes on the AgieCharmilles LASER P 400 U Femto Flexipulse, a machine equipped with a single Laser source capable of alternately combining two laser sources of different wavelengths, red (IR) and green (GR). Thanks to this feature, this new three- or five-axis machine offers a versatile solution to machine materials that were previously difficult or even impossible to machine such as iron, ceramics, sapphire, diamonds, and certain polymers.

The compact and modular C-66 robot is the ideal automation solution for a wide range of applications. The accuracy and modularity give the ability to reproduce human movements for loading specific fixtures. The robots will allow increased productivity of the cell through a loading time (machine stop) of less than 10 seconds.

This solution also offers great flexibility via a cell manager, which allows management of unitary parts, from medium series to large volumes or even a mix of these three quantities. The robot’s flexibility means users can machine all the six sides of a part if necessary.

img-newsletter-dezember-2020Thanks to the combination, AgieCharmilles LASER P 400 U Femto Flexipulse + robot C66 from Crevoisier and an innovative programming interface, it is possible to maintain productivity rates simply and quickly.


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Johanna Lüder
Internal Communications and Media Relations Manager
GF Machining Solutions Management SA
Roger-Federer-Allee 7
2504 Biel
Switzerland

johanna dot lueder #at# georgfischer dot com

Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, 3D Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,358 employees generated sales of CHF 972 million in 2019. More information can be found at www.gfms.com

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