With worldwide demand for robots currently booming, leading robot accessory manufacturer Grip GmbH required more machining centre capacity, not only to keep pace with orders, but to enhance productivity and drive down costs. Alongside speed, precision and reliability, the new machining centres had to offer batch size flexibility: down to single component lots if necessary.
After careful consideration and market assessment, Grip GmbH opted for FANUC and its high-capability ROBODRILL α-D21MiB5ADV machining centre, an advanced version of the latest D-series ROBODRILL. The high-specification machines acquired by Grip GmbH include an innovative tool and workpiece handling system (provided by a FANUC system partner) that features a FANUC robot.
The complete package of FANUC machine with tool and workpiece handling system in a compact cell impresses with its speed, flexibility and price-performance ratio, allowing Grip GmbH to perform the unmanned production of small series and individual parts. The company calculates that its machining capacity has seen an almost six-fold increase