Kitagawa North-Tech — maker of workholding products, standard and custom engineered solutions and services — now sells a new Automated Jaw Pallet System (AJPS) for Robot tended CNC Mill and Turning cells used in flexible automated production environments.
The Kitagawa Automated Jaw Pallet System in conjunction with Kitagawa Promano Grippers provide seamless flexibility in a Robot tended machining environment by automating the Workholding and Part Holding change-over allowing the cell to run many different parts in low volumes consecutively, congruently and un-attended. It is an affordable and powerful automation solution exclusively from Kitagawa for lights out, unattended overnight machining of parts in low volumes in Robot tended CNC Mill/Turning centers. More after the jump.
The Automated Jaw Pallet System allows automated workholding in low-to-moderate parts volume CNC machining operations
The Automated Jaw Pallet System breaks the financial barriers and preconceived notions associated with implementing robotic automation and automated Workholding in CNC machining and parts production operations. Up until now, deploying automation in machine shops was considered only financially viable in high volume; low-parts mix automated CNC machining scenarios. With Kitagawa’s new Automated Jaw Pallet System and Promano Grippers even machine shops with low-to-moderate volume parts production can now affordably deploy Kitagawa’s AJPS solution with robotic automation in their machining operations. Kitagawa’s AJPS is used to run multiple jobs consecutively overnight, from one to another for maximum productivity, efficiency and profits in machine shops. AJPS offers many other design advantages and unique capabilities including:
• Jaw Pallets that are designed to maintain very close tolerance between changes allowing high accuracy and repeatability of both locating and gripping geometries.
• Pallets are equipped with special Jaws and dust covers designed to prevent any contaminants from intrusion and can be supplied with part specific engineered workholding solutions.
• Kitagawa can also provide the Promano Gripper fingers for your part and pallet geometries as needed.
Kitagawa North-Tech to demonstrate AJPS at this Year’s IMTS 2016
Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc. will display and demonstrate the AJPS at this year’s IMTS at McCormick Place in Chicago. The display will include a fully working automated robot cell with a Fanuc Robot, Kitagawa’s AJPS and Promano Grippers. Please visit the Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc. exhibit in the West Building – W-2412 during the IMTS 2016 show. The AJPS display will also be featured at the Okuma America Machine Tool exhibit.
About Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc.
With over 70 years of Workholding experience, Kitagawa North-Tech offers the highest level of quality and versatility in custom design and manufacturing of high performance workholding solutions for CNC machine tools. Kitagawa offers an extensive family of standard, custom and Automated Workholding, chuck systems, accessories and lubricants. As a world leader in Engineered Workholding solutions, Kitagawa North-Tech delivers comprehensive product offerings including: automated jaw pallet systems, chucks, cylinders, NC rotary tables, Steady Rests, customer engineered workholding, Tri-Kote lubricant and grease for Kitagawa chucks, engineering, service and repair center. Visit www.kitagawa.com to learn more.