Aug 05,2019

Do You Know the Six Levels of Factory Automation Production?

In recent years, the labor advantage that China's manufacturing industry has long relied on is gradually disappearing. The cheap labor force, once the main driving force of China's manufacturing industry, is not as big and cheap as it used to be, and companies are facing a worsening shortage of labor.

Therefore, for large-scale manufacturing enterprises that want to compete globally, the only way to improve productivity is to rely on technological upgrading and the introduction of automation and intelligent technologies. Also, automation is a necessary way for the factories.

The first stage of automation-- using quick clamping positioning fixture

The first step for factories to achieve automation is to use quick-clamp positioning fixtures.
Use uniform fixture benchmarks for different machine tools and processes, so the replacement of workpiece and electrode can be finished in a few seconds and no longer needs manual table, and repeated positioning can be up to 2μm.
Reduce workpiece preparation time. Increase production time. Allow offline detection between production processes .

The second stage of automation--The machine is integrated with automatic switching device.
The machine is equipped with a device for automatically replacing the electrode and the workpiece on the basis of the use of the quick-clamp positioning fixture, and then successfully realizes long-time automatic processing. But this automated processing capability is limited.
Economical integrated design requires less investment.

The third stage of automation--configuring workpiece or electrode composite system
By configuring the workpiece/electrode compounding system, a larger number of workpiece/electrode refills can be supported, a wide variety of different pallet systems can be handled, and central preset data and numerical control programs ensure high transparency in the process.

Continuous automation capability is improved. The processing process is highly transparent.

The fourth stage of automation manufacturing units
Using one processing equipment to service multiple machine tools and equipment and different machine tools and auxiliary equipment to achieve unattended processing with high transparency, and which can also facilitate real-time access to workpiece and process information. It can ensure high quality production through online measurement with a coordinate measuring machine.

Realize unattended processing.
The last stage of automation--flexible manufacturing system
By using a processing device to serve multiple machine tools and equipment, all machine tools and related materials are linked together to achieve unified management of data flow and logistics, and the number of equipment can be adjusted according to needs according to requirements and it is suitable for mass production.
The number of devices can be adjusted according to needs. Customers often worry about compatibility between different devices when investing in automation! The most prominent advantage of GF processing program is to provide customers with a truly one-stop solution. From the provision of processing equipment, to the formulation of automation programs and to the application of automation software,  it can meet the needs of customers.

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