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Australia’s ANCA set to shine at EMO 2017 with dual robot technology

Australian owned ANCA CNC Machines and sister company ANCA Motion will be demonstrating its  latest software product launch, Management Suite, is bringing customers into Industry 4.0 at EMO Hannover 2017. 

Known for being first to market, this year will be no exception for ANCA who continues to enable its customers’ success with its latest innovations. ANCA services a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

Pat Boland, joint ANCA Co-founder said “Our customers have come to expect ANCA to lead the CNC industry market trends with our latest product releases. This year will be no exception and I am excited by how much more grinding flexibility and performance our latest products offer our customers. Please come and visit us at Hall 6, Booth K59 and learn more about how we can help you.”

ANCA develops new products and innovations that continue to raise the bar of what a CNC tool and cutter grinder can deliver for our customers. Coupled with this, our commitment to investing in creating our own technology provides a complete machine solution and guarantees ANCA’s promise of quality and expertise. 

Pat McCluskey, ANCA’s co-founder and lead designer on the project said: “To give the market a taste of what we have coming up in the future we are excited to preview our robotic tool loader at EMO 2017 that has been fully designed and built in house by our experienced engineering team. We recognise that as the market moves towards greater automation, providing a low cost solution for tool loading was something our customers would welcome.

“As the lead designer on the robot development project I’ve been asked by industry players ‘how can ANCA develop its own industrial robot?’ Basically it’s a logical extension for our company whose strength is having multi-disciplinary technical expertise and an intimate knowledge of the CNC market. It’s actually a relatively simple task to develop the mechanical aspects of an industrial robot, but to make it function successfully you better be expert in designing your own CNC System, Digital Servo Drives and Core Software. These skills I believe are ANCA’s unique strengths in the tool grinding industry.” 

“For instance, the ANCA robot does not use a separate free-standing controller. The control system software actually runs concurrently within the machine’s CNC core software and uses the machine’s operator panel and handheld pendant to perform the teaching. If you can use an ANCA Tool Grinder, you can use an ANCA robot as well and our service engineers can easily fix your ANCA robot. We pride ourselves on providing customers with a complete ANCA machine solution and that is why we have invested in developing our own industrial robot. Visit our stand at EMO to see a live demonstration preview of our new robot that is still in development.” concluded Pat.

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