Machine Tending



Machine Tending

Machine tending is the process of automatically interacting with fabrication machines to safely and repeatably load and unload parts.  Machine tending equipment is commonly found in combination with CNC machines, stamping presses, injection molding machines, casting presses, de-panel machines, and many more.  While most machine tending is best accomplished using a robotic arm, there are also cases when custom solutions are required.  Adaptive has successfully implemented both robotic arm and custom machine tending solutions, and welcomes the opportunity to review your requirements.  Frequently, vision guidance is used with machine tending robots to locate parts prior to being loaded, or to accurately place parts when unloading.  Adaptive’s extensive machine vision experience makes this a seamless addition and greatly expands the capability and functionality of the machine tending system.  Manufacturing is a rapidly evolving landscape.  Partner with a company that can keep you at the forefront of technology and capability.

Vision Inspection

Machine vision is one of the fastest areas of evolution in sensor technology. Utilizing advancements in camera hardware, image analysis algorithms, deep learning software, and more, what once was considered impossible is now within reach. What is now within reach will soon be old technology. Keeping up with the rapid evolution of these technologies can be an overwhelming and time consuming task. The importance of connecting with the right industry partner in order to stay ahead of your competition is becoming more critical every day. 

Adaptive routinely applies the most advanced vision technologies for component identification, component inspection, robotic guidance, and many other applications. Our engineers are empowered with a knowledge base that spans many vision brands and countless applications. Employ Adaptive’s knowledge and experience to maintain your competitive edge.


Vision Guidance

Vision guidance is the utilization of machine vision to capture and provide data to robotic hardware or a machine controller. The robot or controller then make process adjustments based on the data received from the vision system. This is a very powerful tool, that greatly enhances the capabilities of robotics and machines and allows them to be much more flexible in handling varying product. Vision guidance can be used to locate key features on a part (geometric recognition), facilitating pick orientation, pick location, part identification, part alignment, and more. In many cases, this highly flexible process replaces the need for expensive hard tooling, allowing manufacturers to build a wider range of product on a common system. Nearly every automated system Adaptive builds employs vision guidance. Rely on Adaptive to take chance out of your investment.