Standardized, flexible solution that increases machine tool utilization while reducing operational costs.
Maximization of manufacturing productivity
When compared with manual labor, robotic automation increases machine tool utilization up to 60 percent. The nearly immediate payback – in some cases less than 12 months – is significant and tangible. The FlexMT from ABB provides reliable and predictable output from robot and machine tool. It facilitates higher machine tool utilization, up to a phenomenal 90 percent compared with traditional manual machine tools, which are in the range of 50 percent. This results in a much faster return on investment and gives a sustainable competitive advantage.
Reduction of operational and capital costs
The FlexMT is a standardized yet flexible solution that reduces operational and capital expenditures allowing a single person to operate several machine tools simultaneously. With the improved utilization and more efficient use of existing resources, the need for additional capital investment in new production equipment and peripherals declines.
Improved Health & Safety
The self-contained nature of the FlexMT improves working conditions by drastically reducing workplace injury related to heavy lifting, exposure to hazardous conditions including the presence of coolants, sharp edges, burrs, tooling and other dangers.