In just over 10 years, this small start-up from Heist-op-den-Berg employing more than 30 people has become the market leader in CNC automation, and has notched up nearly 400 installations. The common thread in RoboJob's steep growth curve is ‘innovation through co-creation’: together with its customers, the company doesn’t only continuously improve its systems; it also builds new products. At EMO, the market leader is sparing no expense on two completely new standard products.
In recent years, the Turn- and Mill-Assist Series have grown to become the reference in the automation of CNC machines. RoboJob is now adding a new model to its Turn-Assist Series: the Turn-Assist 200i.
“With this new product, we’re able to respond to our customers’ demand for the deployment of a single automation on multiple CNC machines,” says CEO Helmut De Roovere. “This new Turn-Assist 200i is our first 'integrated' model, wherein the complete automation was constructed on one fixed frame. When doing this, the workpiece feed and removal, the robot, the operating console and the safety features were assembled on one chassis. This offers the benefit of being able to move these automations very easily from one CNC machine to another. Using a pallet jack or forklift truck, the automation can be moved quickly and easily from one machine to another, and one can set to work right away.”
With its new 'Tower’, RoboJob is going a step further. Until recently, the Belgian market leader focused only on ‘workpiece loading', but with the Tower it now offers an all-round solution for both turning and milling. “Using this groundbreaking automation we not only load workpieces, but also workpieces on pallet, and eventually even clamping jigs, robot grippers and all the tools that are needed for the processing of the component.” In this way the ‘Tower’ will take care of the entire preparation of the machine, both for batch production and single pieces. For the man on the machine, this means a significant lightening of his tasks: he can focus again on what he likes to do, namely programming the machine. All physical tasks will eventually be taken over by the 'Tower'.
Everyone to Hannover
It will undoubtedly be very busy on the RoboJob stand. Every supplier has, in the meantime, realized that automation has become easily accessible and affordable today. With its standard portfolio, RoboJob now offers a complete package of automation at a competitive price. Furthermore, visitors to the RoboJob stand can get to know RoboJob’s very first customers. These companies can now share their extensive experience with the various RoboJob systems with other customers.
The EMO fair takes place at the Hannover Messe, from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 September. You will find RoboJob in Hall 25, on stand number E 94.