Applications / Machine Tending w/ Vision

Machine Tending w/ Vision

Machine Tending

Simple 2D vision enables minimal human involvement in the tending of an industrial machine

Application Details

Machine Tending w/ Vision


With manual operation of a CNC lathe or other specialty machinery, max utilization is difficult to achieve without some level of automation. Inefficiencies typically occur due to: a) having the operator standing idle while the machine is cycling, or b) having the machine sitting idle until an operator is available to load or unload the part.


1) Operator or conveyor delivers groupings of unfinished parts at a designated area.

2) Robot uses 2D vision to locate and pick parts from bin or table area.

3) Robot loads part into machine.

4) Robot initiates machine cycle.

5) Robot unloads finished part from machine and places in unload area or conveyor.

6) Operator retrieves finished parts as needed.


Machine and staff are running at maximum utilization. The machine is able to run continual cycles unattended. The use of 2D vision minimizes human involvement in the stocking/arrangement of unfinished parts. Power & Force limiting and Speed & Separation Monitoring enables workers to move parts to and from the station without interrupting the cycle.


Machine Tending

Automation Level:


Robot Options:

HC-Series, GP-Series

Feature Options:

MotoSight 2D Vision, Mobile Cart

Project Complexity:


Project Cost:


Yaskawa America, Inc.- Motoman Robotics Div.
This website stores cookies on your computer to provide you with more personalized services on this website and through other media.