ARMROID was born from a perfect union of machine tool and robotic engineering. This next-generation robot
system can fundamentally change the various issues facing manufacturing. By doing the work that was
previously done by human hands, the robot will perform every job imaginable, increase productivity overall,
and deliver on its promise to be the key player in tomorrow’s production systems.
That automation will enable humans to perform higher value-added activities, and focus on future challenges.
This is what Okuma is proposing.
POINT 1: EASIER TO USE
Expertise in robotics, or robot system integrators—not required
Since machine and robot are controlled by one operation
panel, they can be handled as if in the same seamless mode.
By just following the guidance system for motion settings, the
robot automatically generates the optimal movement path.
POINT 2: HIGHER FUNCTIONALITY
Letting robots do the robotic human tasks
Part loading/unloading comes naturally for the robot, and it
takes over the in-machine cleaning jobs as well. Moreover,
providing in-process robotic support became possible—to let
production continue without human interference.
POINT 3: MORE FLEXIBILITY
Human and robot work sharing
With the built-in robot and a mobile stocker, the human and robot
can work with the machine and share their tasks. A variety of
production applications can be configured.
POINT 4: SMALLER FOOTPRINT
Additional robot floor space not required
ARMROID’s robot arm is built-in, so only the workpiece stocker
requires space. Valuable shop floor space can be used effectively,
in addition to being easy to relocate.
POINT 5: LOWER COSTS
Lower investment and running costs and higher ROI
Because system integrators are not required, deployment
costs and time are reduced drastically. Setup changes can
also be handled in-house, meaning less downtime and lower