Supfina’s Modular Robotic System Completes the Intersection of Flexibility and Precision
Supfina Modular Cell Features an Interchangeable Design Allowing for Universal Applications
[North Kingstown, RI 05/01/2021] Supfina Machine Company, Inc., (www.supfina.com/us) an industrial machine builder providing business solutions, today announced its Modular Cell.
The Modular Cell is a highly customizable system that provides an end user the ability to integrate up to seven operations to create a unique automated robotic cell. The cell can be a stand-alone system, or be easily integrated within an entire production suite. The Modular Cell is the newest addition to Supfina’s family of products, which focus on Flat Finishing, Fine Grinding, Superfinishing, and Double Disk Grinding.
Operations within the Modular Cell are fully customizable and are capable of including dozens of individual processes within the realm of abrasive machining, assembly, automation, conventional machining, post-machining, and secondary operations. The Modular Cell can be used by manufacturers in a number of industries, including: Automotive, Aerospace, Bearings, Health & Medical Devices, Shipping, Oil & Gas, Precision Mechanics & Optics, and dozens more.
Other features of the Modular Cell include a proprietary locking mechanism, allowing for quick changes of specific modules in a matter of minutes. This provides the end-user with expedient changeover time, ease of installation, and improved accessibility for maintenance. When an end user is implementing a new program on their floor, buying an entirely new system is no longer needed, as updating can be as simple as adding a new module to an existing cell. This design also allows for quick re-tooling, addressing the issue faced by many high-mix manufacturers.
The smart capabilities of this system are the most advanced ever from Supfina. The intuitive software within the Modular Cell is designed for machine learning and predictive analytics, as well as providing the opportunity for data storage in the cloud. As the Modular Cell can be programmed for multiple workpieces, the system can delineate which workpiece is being machined and utilizes the correct modules for that given part. Also, with the ability to run different workpieces in parallel, this provides higher throughput while maintaining a limited factory footprint. An exclusive benefit of these advancements is the timely delivery of spare parts and expedited mechanical assistance, significantly limiting downtime with vast improvements in connectivity.
As with Supfina’s other product offerings, there are countless types of workpieces that would benefit from this system. Whether the need is high variety or a singular part with multiple operations, a specialized Modular Cell presents the opportunity for manufacturers to create their own, personalized business solution while improving flexibility.
See what’s possible with the Modular Cell, and sign up to be one of the early adopters on Supfina’s website at www.supfina.com/us/modular-cell, and check out their LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram pages.