News | August 2, 2022

Turn-Assist From RoboJob: Standard Automation For Nakamura-Tome Turning Centers

Bolt-on standard automation solutions create new efficiencies in hours

Methods Machine Tools, the foremost supplier of high-quality, high-precision CNC machine tools and automation in North America, has released the Turn-Assist 200i and 270i from RoboJob as its first, end-to-end standard automation system for Nakamura-Tome turning centers.

What is Turn-Assist from RoboJob?
A semi-collaborative system engineered for lathe automation, Turn-Assist is designed to be implemented and run by operators of any skill level. With a simple tablet-style HMI and standard Ethernet IP interface, shops can successfully change over from one part to another within minutes.

Increased Safety, Operability, and Automated Efficiency for CNC Shops
Turn-Assist features an open-floor setup and area sensors to maximize operator safety and accessibility, while a pre-programmable FANUC robot loads blanks and unloads finished parts from the stocking table. Options are available that allow the robot to process shafts, rotate parts, and interface with a bar-feeder.

Additionally, the integrated, automatic air blow nozzle on the dual, three-jaw gripper enables the robot to discard chips and coolant away from the workholding, further streamlining operations without any manual intervention.

Get Methods Automation that Delivers ROI from Day One
Those interested in adding Turn-Assist to their existing Nakamura-Tome machines, as well as those looking to add both capacity and efficiency with a new machine and automation system, should contact their local Methods representative.

Additional information, including video overview of Turn-Assist, can be found on

Source: Methods Machine Tools, Inc.