The Techni-Show is still widely recognized as the trade fair in the Benelux when it comes to production techniques, processing and machining of metals and plastics. In conjunction with ESEF, this exhibition formula also proved to ensure lots of visitors who gravitated to the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. And they rapidly found their way to Hall 11, where RoboJob had pulled out all the stops with a really smart, bumper stand.
There, RoboJob presented their latest innovation: the Turn-Assist Racks. This latest RoboJob product is absolutely ideal for medium-sized to larger series of turning pieces such as discs, shafts and castings. Both the rough and finished components are positioned in stackable racks and the robots are able to build towers on these. Unlike with other products from the Turn-Assist Series, the workpieces are not stacked. It is the racks that are stacked. And that’s why this automation is absolutely ideal for castings or for complex components that are difficult to stack. In addition to the racks, this solution consists of well thought out safety measures, plus software of course, which you can operate on the control panel in order to program the whole quickly and efficiently.
RoboJob surprised many there by handling the racks with a 10 kg robot and in doing so was able to demonstrate how easily accessible this product is. The Turn-Assist Racks is set up so flexibly that the customer can combine it with racks of choice, from small to large format, as long as the robot’s operating radius allows it. Once again, the Belgian specialist succeeded in demonstrating that with its standard products, robots and modular extensions, it can provide the customer with tailor-made automation.
The standard products from RoboJob – the Turn-Assist Series for the automation of grinding and turning machines plus the Mill-Assist Series for milling machines – have long been known as user-friendly solutions that can increase the performance, efficiency and flexibility of its suppliers. In the run-up to this edition of the Techni-Show, RoboJob also went all out on fair promotions for these standard products, with these turning out to be a great success: no less than 13 systems were sold to Dutch and Belgian customers. For some, this was their first purchase; for others, a second or even third purchase from RoboJob.
Now the Techni-Show is done and dusted for another year, things at RoboJob are anything but quiet: in April the market leader will be celebrating its arrival in France, where it is exhibiting its solutions at the Salon de l'Industrie in Paris together with Mazak and from there it’s moving to Birmingham, where it will be participating in the largest British trade fair for the manufacturing industry, the MACH fair.