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Industrial Automation Keeps Manufacturing Running

Feb. 18, 2022

Whether you're an automotive manufacturer, a precision watchmaker or need to package thousands of packages, automation can provide the speed, safety and accuracy you need to succeed. It's easy to see the advantages of CNCs and industrial robots. After all, they've been around for decades. However, in recent years, innovations have made them more flexible, accessible and affordable than ever before. This means that no matter how big or small your business is, Litong Machinery has an automation solution that can increase your company's productivity and profits.

Plant automation used to be limited to all-in-one systems that required special builds and large investments. But today the benefits of automation are obvious. Modern manufacturing processes must be flexible, and industrial solutions and industrial robots have evolved to be easily updated. This means that a range of industrial robots and CNC applications work throughout the production or manufacturing process, rather than the huge installations that often fit into existing plants and footprints.

Manufacturers large and small today rely on Litong Machinery CNC systems, robots and factory automation systems. With years of experience, Litong Machinery understands how to help companies develop automation solutions that reduce downtime, increase productivity, better support downstream production and achieve targeted production goals.


Wire Cutting EDM

 

What is industrial automation?

Industrial automation relies on machines to perform work quickly and repetitively, without the need for manual processes such as pushing a button or flipping a switch. Old-fashioned automation strategies are often a desperate proposition. Facilities had to invest in large machines to handle parts of the process, sometimes connecting these machines through complex conveyor systems. Any changes in the production process were left behind.

People run these machines, calibrating them to ensure accuracy and complete quality control. If any part of the process could not be replicated with existing pulleys, rollers, conveyors, extruders and die technology, people were needed to complete the process. In this day and age, the automation challenges are speed, manpower and accuracy. These limitations pose serious limits to growth and change.

Now, when we ask "What is industrial automation?" we are talking about flexible automation applications that provide industrial solutions and allow companies to automate in a way that makes sense for their business. The benefits of this automation include phased builds. Companies can now introduce industrial robots and factory automation to take over tasks and processes as needed, when and where they can add the most value. Another part of the automation advantage is that you can now combine people, automation and existing automation processes in an unprecedented combination.

Examples of automation systems can include collaborative robots (or collaborative robots) that work side-by-side with employees and handle heavy work or tasks that can lead to repetitive stress injuries. Unlike traditional robots of the past, collaborative robots do not require a cage and stop safely upon contact with a person or object to prevent injury. These types of collaborative robot applications combine the strength and mechanical precision of collaborative robots with the added flexibility, intelligence and sensitivity that humans bring.

CNC technology is also a key part of many factory automation strategies, and Litong Machinery's industry-leading mean time between failures (MTBF) ensures that machines with Litong Machinery controls have less downtime and produce more parts. State-of-the-art CNC and motion control systems are available for high repeatable goods production and high precision, advanced machining technology.

 

Types of Automation

The term "industrial automation" covers thousands of robotic, CNC and factory automation solutions, including vertical machining centers (or VMCs). They are grouped here, but even within each area, an almost endless number of customizations and combinations are available to apply automation applications to your processes.

 

CNC Milling

Combined with Litong Machinery integrated drive system hardware, CNC control supports intelligent adaptive machining algorithms using AI intelligent contour control control features such as nano-smoothing, quality level selection, mass block look-ahead, learning control, axis acceleration and acceleration control.

 

Supporting these AI functions most importantly is Litong Machinery's integrated high response vector drive, which utilizes high speed optical communication matched to finely tuned machine drive optimization.FANUC's high resolution servo motor position feedback supports feedback up to 32 million times/revolution, making ultra-fine precision machining possible with nano-resolution positioning.

 

CNC general-purpose motion control

CNC universal motion control provides high-performance motion control of up to 32 axes, with the ability to maintain simultaneous interpolation of up to 24 axes. Axis motion can be controlled by position, speed or torque to support many industrial universal motion solutions including presses, stamping machines, loaders, wire saws, winders and fillers.

 

CNC Turning

As with milling applications, intelligent AI capabilities are available to support complex turning applications.Litong Machinery CNC turning controllers can provide up to 10 independent machining paths with support for 32 axes of motion. Our turning controls are suitable for complex machines with mixed milling and turning stations, enabling a single setup with the ability to increase the efficiency of threading, grinding and even high-precision Swiss-type turning.

 

Complex machining

Unusual shapes and hard-to-process metals require advanced technology, and Litong Machinery's complex machining resources feature programmable automation and compensation to support feature programming to provide superior control of processes and tolerances down to the nanometer level. In addition, OEMs can apply custom HMI displays to develop value-added, intuitive custom screens for custom hybrid machining processes.

 

EDM Cutting

Eco Friendly Wire Cutting EDM Machines use metal wires (electrodes) to cut programmed contours on the workpiece. In the processing area, each discharge will form a pit on the workpiece (material removal) and affect the tool (tool/ electrode wear). The wire can be tilted, and the wire can be removed by the wire cutting.) The wire can be tilted, so parts with tapered or different top and bottom profiles can be manufactured. Litong MS-WEDM is suitable for the processing of various ferrous metals, copper-copper alloys, aluminum alloys, tungsten steels, titanium alloys, die steels and other The diameter is between 0.02 and 0.33 mm.

 

Working with us, you will find that our automation solutions meet or exceed your expectations for customization, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and safety.