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  1. For pallet mode you can do a single vise system....

    For pallet mode you can do a single vise system. Fully loaded with the wash and rinse tank, CNC interface, pneumatic control you're at about $95K. Shipping, installation and training about another...
  2. I don't think there is a faster or easier...

    I don't think there is a faster or easier changeover than with the VBX-160. For height, we are basically a Schunk 160mm clamping block plus about 1.5". We can setup our system with pallets as well....
  3. Why don't you think the VersaBuilt MultiGrip jaw...

    Why don't you think the VersaBuilt MultiGrip jaw system would work for you? It looks like most of the other systems you are looking at are pallet loaders, many of those loading a vise on a pallet. If...
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    Again, our robot (like several others on the...

    Again, our robot (like several others on the market) have no programming for the end user. To setup a part, enter the part height at each op, program #s on the CNC to cut each op, clamping ID or OD...
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    There is this fundamental assumption that robots...

    There is this fundamental assumption that robots are hard, expensive and only make sense after a huge investment. It's simply not the case anymore.

    How many of you run bar fed lathes? That bar...
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    It's not that big of a learning curve. With...

    It's not that big of a learning curve. With systems like the VersaBuilt system or the Erowa-type of system, there is no programming. You can easily be making parts the same day a VersaBuilt system is...
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    First of all full-disclosure, I own a company...

    First of all full-disclosure, I own a company that makes robotic machine tending cells (VersaBuilt) and a motorcycle clutch manufacturing business (Rekluse Motor Sports). There is robot technology...
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    Thanks for the complement... 1) Chips are...

    Thanks for the complement...

    1) Chips are definitely one of the enemies. A custom wash program can be specified for each operation of each part programmed into the system. Furthermore, when the...
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    Exactly. All programs are stored on the CNC, the...

    Exactly. All programs are stored on the CNC, the VBX just drip feeds an M98 PXXX for OP-10 and OP-20 (or even OP-30).
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    That young 'puter geek is my son and he is...

    That young 'puter geek is my son and he is working on the software development. He's spent spent some summer days as an operator, is not a seasoned machinist but he does finally know what a light...
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    I'm bhave11's boss, I've asked him to review with...

    I'm bhave11's boss, I've asked him to review with me before posting. I agree with your sentiment exactly.

    To address your question directly...

    All shelf pick points are pre-programmed,...
  12. The VBX-160 operates in two different picking...

    The VBX-160 operates in two different picking modes: pick pallets or pick parts. In pick part mode, it grabs two-piece soft jaws and picks individual parts off the shelf. In pick pallet mode, it...
  13. Comparing to an EC-500 is certainly another...

    Comparing to an EC-500 is certainly another reasonable comparison and with high density fixturing would have similar capacity. But the VBX-160 system still has some significant advantages. Only two...
  14. Give us a call, we'd like to discuss your...

    Give us a call, we'd like to discuss your application.

    I own a VF3SS and an EC-400. In my experience, the VF-3SS is a bit faster than the EC-400. Even if the horizontal is 50% faster, you could...
  15. The VBX-160 will produces parts at a far lower...

    The VBX-160 will produces parts at a far lower cost than a tombstone on a horizontal. The VBX-160 requires less operator labor to handle the parts, has lower fixturing costs and has a lower capital...
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