The design of the Robo2Go MAX is based on a six-axis industrial robot housed in a protective box that also contains a workpiece storage module. In the basic version, it can be loaded and unloaded quickly with two Europallets through a roller door, either with a forklift or with a DMG MORI driverless PH-AGV automated guided vehicle.

Occupying a footprint of just 12.5 square meters, the new Robo2Go MAX from DMG MORI allows large lathes and turning centers to be easily and flexibly automated. The robotic system is designed to work with workpieces with a diameter of 40 mm to 400 mm and a weight of up to 115 kg, with a maximum payload including the gripper of 210 kg.

Alternatively, the parts can be wheeled in and out on trolleys.

A proven visualization system is available to detect the position of raw materials and finished parts on pallets. The system offers space for additional options such as alignment and turning stations, meaning that even the most complex parts can be produced autonomously.

The modular gripper offers maximum flexibility in terms of the variety of components that can be handled. Regardless of the configuration of the Robo2Go MAX, the control system and tool store of the respective turning center remain freely accessible.

As with the smaller Robo2Go Turning, no robot programming knowledge is required to set up and operate the larger system. For unified control of the Robo2Go variants, DMG MORI has developed its own application that allows the creation of a production process based on predefined program blocks. The application has a multi-tasking feature to allow different components to be placed on a single pallet or tray, ideal for small to medium batch production.

The Robo2Go MAX specification makes it capable of automating DMG MORI turning centers from the CLX 750 and CTX beta 2000, through the CTX beta 1250/2000 TC and the entire CTX gamma TC series, up to some lathe sizes in the NLX and NTX ranges.

Automating large lathes and turn-mill centres