Mills CNC Mills introduces flexible, compact automation cell

Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK – Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has developed Serval, the company’s new compact automation cell, which was showcased for the first time on the company’s stand at the recent Mach 2016 exhibition.

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Serval – Mills CNC’s new compact automation cell, which was showcased for the first time on the company’s stand at the recent Mach 2016 exhibition.
Serval – Mills CNC’s new compact automation cell, which was showcased for the first time on the company’s stand at the recent Mach 2016 exhibition.
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Serval is a high speed, ‘plug and play’ automation solution designed for workpiece handling, pick & place and machine tending operations, the company says. It adds that, the compact cell is versatile, cost-effective and easy to install. Furthermore, Serval has a universal appeal and can be integrated with lathes, turning centres as well as machining centres. The footprint is small with 2750 mm x 1360 mm x 2400 mm ( L x W x H). Its size, in conjunction with the cell’s rigid design and build, and its integrated design is said to make Serval fit for purpose…’right out of the box’.

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The mainstay of the Serval cell is a 6-axis M 20iA (High Inertia) Fanuc 20 M-type robot with Fanuc R 30iB controller that has a a maximum payload of 20 kg and a 1420 mm reach. The robot is supplied with a standard interface connector (FL-net Robot-To-CNC) that makes it compatible with a number of Doosan machines.

Other main features of Serval are its gripper unit capability and its in-feed/out-feed conveyor system.Serval is equipped with two load/unload grippers.

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