LMC Workholding has recently added a new Automated Turning Cell to its list of production equipment at its Logansport, IN manufacturing facility, as part of its continuing expansion. The new Mazak MY350 and Fanuc Automation R2000-265kg turning cell and Robot are used to load parts weighing up to 350 lbs. into the CNC lathe for machining, remove the parts and place completed parts back on the loading pallet. This was a job previously done manually; now one operator has the ability to run up to four lathes with the help of the robot, additionally the machine will run lights out when available. Working together, the robot and the lathe have the capacity to run over 5000 parts per month.
LMC plans to install another turning center soon, which will also work with the existing Fanuc Robot. The combination of the two lathes and the robot should increase the company’s parts production even further.