As the skills gap continues and labor shortages mount, automation allows shops to maximize the contribution of their existing employees, increase productivity, and increase machine utilization. While traditional automation focused on mass production manufacturing, Hurco customers require automation that is flexible enough for high-mix manufacturing.
Our mission at Hurco is to help customers be more productive and profitable by delivering manufacturing technologies that make sense for high-mix manufacturing. After we interviewed customers, did our research, and vetted automation partners, we developed Practical Job Shop Automation to eliminate the problems job shops had experienced with automation—inflexibility, complex integrations, complicated robot programming.
The key advantage of Hurco’s automation for high-mix manufacturing is the complete integration of the robot into the Hurco control.
This control integration gives our customers complete control over their automation—quick changeover (less than 5 minutes), flexibility (ability to move the robot to another Hurco machine), quick installation, and no robot programming (everything is done on the Hurco control’s Automation Job Manager feature). If you can program a Hurco, you can program the robot.
Runs on the MAX 5 Control or a separate PC
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Cobots - Collaborative Robots.
ProCobots partnered with Universal Robots (UR), innovator and world leader in collaborative robots, to create practical CNC machine automation solutions that are affordable, practical, flexible, compact, and eliminate the need to call an expensive integrator each time you want to change your automation or move the system to different machines.
Additionally, ProCobots Job Shop Automation will maximize the contribution of your machinists. They won't need to waste time on repetitive, redundant, and simple tasks. Instead, the cobots will do the monotonous and low-value tasks so your machinists can maximize the high-value skills they contribute to each job.