ProCobots<sup>®</sup> – the automation solution for real doers

ProCobots® – the automation solution for real doers

What is automation?

Automation describes the use of digitized processes and mechanical technologies to increase efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing and machining of workpieces or tools.

Automation can take place via the software of a CNC-controlled machine tool. After initially programming the machining program in dialog or via G-code including cutting data, tool change and other parameters, complex parts can be manufactured automatically.

Automated systems with hardware elements such as CNC robot arms can be used to optimize the material flow. Thus, raw materials are automatically loaded into the machine and finished parts are unloaded.

What are the reasons for automation?

In order to secure a competitive edge as a company in the respective industry, more and more companies are relying on the automation of their machines, for example through robotics. Modules from CNC robotics, such as CNC robot arms, can be used to autonomously perform specific tasks in the manufacturing process. Thus, with the help of automatic loading of a milling machine or lathe by CNC-controlled robots, high productivity, high flexibility and high precision can be achieved.

Particularly due to the current problem of a shortage of skilled workers, automation solutions and robots are playing an increasingly important role for companies, especially in industry and production.

The automation solution from HURCO®: The ProCobots® robotic arm.

Efficiency through automation

Automation in CNC machines aims to increase productivity, shorten loading times, reduce the error rate and thus improve overall efficiency. In this context, automatic loading processes by robots enable personnel capacities to be used more efficiently, for example to prepare new production orders while the current order is being processed automatically.

Advantages of the ProCobot® robotic arm

  • The HURCO® Automation Job Manager software is fully integrated into the CNC control system of the HURCO® machines. We have developed the control software so that programming is not done on the robot, but directly on the control system via the HURCO® Automation Job Manager software. This makes your automated CNC lathe or mill with CNC robot arm super smart and super fast ready for use.
  • The ProCobots® robot is an attractive solution to the current skills shortage.
  • By using the robot, more revenue can be generated with the same amount of personnel.
  • Due to the extended machine running times, the ProCobots® can potentially generate €120,000* in turnover.Benefit from the advantages of our ProCobots® automation solution. We support you in automating your CNC machining center for smart manufacturing in no time!

*Machine hourly rate: 50,00 EUR
Machine operating hours: Mo - Fr 06:00 - 18:00 o'clock, Sa 07:00 - 12:00 o'clock
Machine downtime of 12 hours corresponds to approx. 600,00 EUR / day
With a 5 day week this is 3.000,00 EUR. In a year this is 120.000,00 EUR

HURCO ProcoBots® - The solution for automation at the highest level

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The standard package: Loading with a system

The automation package from HURCO® is the perfect solution to increase the efficiency of your CNC machining and manufacturing. This is because the ProCobots® robotic arm enables automatic loading of your CNC machine. Switching to different machines is easy, saves time and allows flexible production of series on different machines . The investment also pays off quickly: usually the payback period of an automation project in production is less than one year.

Reduce idle time, maximize profit

By reducing machine downtime, companies can generate up to an additional 120,000.00 euros in potential sales annually. This calculation is based on a machine hourly rate of 50.00 euros and an average machine running time of 11 hours per day for six working days. This means you can mill and turn around the clock.

Equipment at a glance

  • Automatic doors with additional manual control unit for manual operation.
  • Two adaptive grippers: 50 mm stroke, for parts up to 5 kg
  • Cleaning nozzle frees clamping and component from chips by air pressure
  • Cobot solution: safety through a cutting disc and a safety laser scanner

    Do you have any questions about our standard package? Feel free to contact us via our contact form - our specialists with years of experience and in-depth know-how will be happy to assist you with your request and provide you with further information.

ProCobots® operating and loading systems

By means of a CNC robot arm, the ProCobots® loading systems assist your employees in the machining of tools or components. This means that the robot takes over the loading of the machine. Automatic loading frees up personnel resources that can be used elsewhere for complex work steps.

ProFeeder Cart

  • Two carts included
  • Fast order changeover
  • Includes standardized grid plates
  • Robust pneumatic cart locking system
  • Leveling rollers

ProFeeder Table

  • The flexible solution for many workpieces
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Large work table
  • Aluminum table top
  • Easy change of grid plate
  • Leveling rollers

UR10e robot arm

The UR10e loading system supports you in loading your machine tools. Both the ProFeeder Cart and the ProFeeder Table have this CNC robot arm.

Our automation solution at a glance

Efficiency through automation

From hardware and software to installation and training - you get the automation solution from HURCO® in an all-round, worry-free package: The ProCobots® hardware consists of the ProFeeder Cart and the ProFeeder Table, each with a UR10e CNC robot arm. The Automation Job Manager is fully integrated into the MAX®5 control system. As a result, no programming is required on the robot screen. The Automation Job Manager is simple in design and operation can be learned quickly.

When you purchase a ProCobots® robotic arm from HURCO®, you not only get the product, but also the comprehensive service in the usual HURCO® quality. Delivery and installation are included. Instruction by our experienced automation experts is optionally available so that you can successfully implement your project and work precisely with your new system. We look forward to hearing from you.

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