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Machining robot

with 5 Axis

With the PM-Series, you benefit from one of the most flexible and rugged CNC machining robot in the world. This is a machine tool designed for mobile or in situ machining. On the one hand, the machine can act like a robot, machining workpieces of any size. And on the other hand the parts are machined with highest accuracy.

This machining robot can be used for flexible production. It can be used in production from small or medium component sizes to large or very long components. The special feature, however, is the mobile CNC repair. The CNC machining robot was optimized so compact that it can be transported and set up quickly and easily. Thus, a mobile processing at the customer’s site is possible.

Our CNC machining robot is therefore an all-round machine with which you will benefit greatly in your production. Not only by the flexibility but also by the robustness of our machines. Our CNC machining robots are very low maintenance and at the same time very robust due to the simple construction. So they can be used for any industry. The machine has like our machine centers P-Series the patented parallel kinematics as the heart and a machine body in icosahedron shape. This combination enables the repair and machining of large components with high precision.

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Mobility

Due to its modular design, the PM-Series can be transported very mobile in a cargo plane or truck. When setting up the machine, depending on the component, the machine can be fixed vertically or horizontally or directly on the component.

Tempering

Like our P-Series machining centers, the machine frames of the mobile machines are also equipped with a temperature control system. Water circulates through the pipe structure of the icosahedron to counteract temperature differences in the environment.

Durable

One of the most important features of our machines is their robustness. The icosahedron structure, the kinematics and the design of our machines make them very suitable for mobile machining. They adapt well to difficult environmental conditions.

Machining robot

with 5 Axis

 

With the PM-Series, you benefit from one of the most flexible and rugged CNC machining robot in the world. This is a machine tool designed for mobile or in situ machining. On the one hand, the machine can act like a robot, machining workpieces of any size. And on the other hand the parts are machined with highest accuracy.

This machining robot can be used for flexible production. It can be used in production from small or medium component sizes to large or very long components. The special feature, however, is the mobile CNC repair. The CNC machining robot was optimized so compact that it can be transported and set up quickly and easily. Thus, a mobile processing at the customer’s site is possible.

Our CNC machining robot is therefore an all-round machine with which you will benefit greatly in your production. Not only by the flexibility but also by the robustness of our machines. Our CNC machining robots are very low maintenance and at the same time very robust due to the simple construction. So they can be used for any industry. The machine has like our machine centers P-Series the patented parallel kinematics as the heart and a machine body in icosahedron shape. This combination enables the repair and machining of large components with high precision.

GET YOUR MACHINING ROBOT

Mobility

Due to its modular design, the PM-Series can be transported very mobile in a cargo plane or truck. When setting up the machine, depending on the component, the machine can be fixed vertically or horizontally or directly on the component.

Tempering

Like our P-Series machining centers, the machine frames of the mobile machines are also equipped with a temperature control system. Water circulates through the pipe structure of the icosahedron to counteract temperature differences in the environment.

Durable

One of the most important features of our machines is their robustness. The icosahedron structure, the kinematics and the design of our machines make them very suitable for mobile machining. They adapt well to difficult environmental conditions.

Mobility

Due to its modular design, the PM-Series can be transported very mobile in a cargo plane or truck. When setting up the machine, depending on the component, the machine can be fixed vertically or horizontally or directly on the component.

Tempering

Like our P-Series machining centers, the machine frames of the mobile machines are also equipped with a temperature control system. Water circulates through the pipe structure of the icosahedron to counteract temperature differences in the environment.

Durable

One of the most important features of our machines is their robustness. The icosahedron structure, the kinematics and the design of our machines make them very suitable for mobile machining. They adapt well to difficult environmental conditions.

On-site

machining robot

Considering the growth of sustainability and cost efficiency in the world, recycling is becoming more prominent. In the metal industry and mechanical engineering, the topic of repair is thus coming to the fore. However, with large components there is the problem of logistics and thus the time and cost efficiency of a repair. To counteract this problem we have developed the PM-Series machining robot. This machining robot can be placed quickly due to its low weight and can also be positioned according to the component. Thus, the application range of such a machine for the repair area is unlimited. Especially industries with large components like turbines or large vessels benefit from our machinng robot system. Because there the costs regarding a failure are enormous.

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But how quickly is such a 5 axis machining robot ready for machining on a component? This depends mainly on the accessibility of the component and the machining position.  But basically it can be said that the machine is ready for use within a few hours. However, not only the positioning is decisive here, but also the measuring and machining strategy. With the help of a laser scanner, the component is scanned in order to align the coordinate system of the machine with that of the component to ensure an accurate machining process.

Additive manufacturing

by our machining robot

Our machining robots are as well as the stationary CNC machines of the P-Series able to integrate 3D printing tools. This makes the PM-Series even more flexible in terms of application possibilities and is unique worldwide. You benefit from subtractive and additive machining in mobile use with the highest machining accuracy.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

The WAAM process, in combination with the PM-Series, provides the user with a significant advantage for repair operations. This means that worn surfaces or destroyed component segments of metallic workpieces can be repaired quickly. The great advantage in the mobile use of our PM Series is the final machining by means of chipping and the machining accuracy delivered. The production of complete 3D components is also possible and leads to a high production flexibility.

PM-Series vs

industrial robots

Our Pentapod machining robot shows a significant similarity to an industrial robot in terms of machining and tool movement freedom. However, over the years our PM-Series has shown its right to exist and its advantages compared to a robot. In particular, our CNC machining robot is more suitable for mobile use (repair or machining) in terms of rigidity and accuracy. Thus, our PM-Series is flexible like a robot but at the same time accurate like a machine tool.

higher Accuracy

higher Stiffness

Additive manufacturing

by PM-Series

Our machining robots are as well as the stationary CNC machines of the P-Series able to integrate 3D printing tools. This makes the PM-Series even more flexible in terms of application possibilities and is unique worldwide. You benefit from subtractive and additive machining in mobile use with the highest machining accuracy.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

The WAAM process, in combination with the PM Series, provides the user with a significant advantage for repair operations. This means that worn surfaces or destroyed component segments of metallic workpieces can be repaired quickly. The great advantage in the mobile use of our PM Series is the final machining by means of chipping and the machining accuracy delivered. The production of complete 3D components is also possible and leads to a high production flexibility.

On-site

machining robot

Considering the growth of sustainability and cost efficiency in the world, recycling is becoming more prominent. In the metal industry and mechanical engineering, the topic of repair is thus coming to the fore. However, with large components there is the problem of logistics and thus the time and cost efficiency of a repair. To counteract this problem we have developed the PM-Series machining robot. This machining robot can be placed quickly due to its low weight and can also be positioned according to the component. Thus, the application range of such a machine for the repair area is unlimited. Especially industries with large components like turbines or large vessels benefit from our machinng robot system. Because there the costs regarding a failure are enormous.

TURBINE HOUSING

TOOL MOLD

ROTOR SHAFT

But how quickly is such a 5 axis machining robot ready for machining on a component? This depends mainly on the accessibility of the component and the machining position.  But basically it can be said that the machine is ready for use within a few hours. However, not only the positioning is decisive here, but also the measuring and machining strategy. With the help of a laser scanner, the component is scanned in order to align the coordinate system of the machine with that of the component to ensure an accurate machining process.

PM-Series vs

industrial robots

Our Pentapod machining robot shows a significant similarity to an industrial robot in terms of machining and tool movement freedom. However, over the years our PM-Series has shown its right to exist and its advantages compared to a robot. In particular, our CNC machining robot is more suitable for mobile use (repair or machining) in terms of rigidity and accuracy. Thus, our PM-Series is flexible like a robot but at the same time accurate like a machine tool.

higher Accuracy

higher Stiffness

Additive manufacturing

by our machining robot

Our machining robots are as well as the stationary CNC machines of the P-Series able to integrate 3D printing tools. This makes the PM-Series even more flexible in terms of application possibilities and is unique worldwide. You benefit from subtractive and additive machining in mobile use with the highest machining accuracy.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing

The WAAM process, in combination with the PM-Series, provides the user with a significant advantage for repair operations. This means that worn surfaces or destroyed component segments of metallic workpieces can be repaired quickly. The great advantage in the mobile use of our PM Series is the final machining by means of chipping and the machining accuracy delivered. The production of complete 3D components is also possible and leads to a high production flexibility.

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An essential component of a CNC machining center is the automatic tool changer. It ensures fast and automated production. The spindle can access the magazine and pick up the various tools from the magazine.
At Metrom, two types of tool changers are used. The pick-up changer is suitable for users who require few tools for their machining process. In order to have a higher flexibility, the changer is worthwhile as a turret with several places.But we have adapted our tool changer for hybrid production. We are able to integrate stations in our machines to deposit a welding head or extruder for 3D printing.

The machine table of a conventional machine tool determines the process. Today’s modern machine tools use rotary tilting tables to enable 5-axis machining. On the other hand, this table must have a high stiffness in order to be able to machine heavy components with high accuracy.
With our CNC machines we move the lighter spindle 5 axes to the workpiece. This reduces the load on the table during the process. However, it is advantageous to use a rotary table to enable 6-axis machining and thus complete machining of complex or rotary components. We use modern machine tools for an optimal CNC process.

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About machining robots

Over the years, industrial robots have increasingly been used in manufacturing operations. In industries like automotive manufacturing, machining robots play an important role in performing tasks such as welding, fabricating, and assembling car parts.

This robotic system is specially designed to handle these tasks quickly and accurately, which helps to improve overall productivity. The real meaning of machining robots today is a robot arm designed for machining operations such as milling, drilling, and turning.

 

Kinematics of robot

The term kinematics refers to the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of objects without regard to the forces that cause the motion. Typically robots perform with six degrees of freedom which are classified as linear motion in three perpendicular axes (X, Y, Z) and rotational motion about three perpendicular axes (a, b, c). This great freedom of movement is the reason behind the enormous potential and versatility of machining robots.

 

Differences between CNC Machine and Machining Robot

Until today CNC machines are the most used machines in the industry for machining parts. But with the development of machining robots, it seems that this might change in the future. Especially in the view of investment, a robot system might be more interesting for companies, because the investment costs are lower than for CNC machines.

Another advantage is the flexibility in sense of integrating different machining processes like milling, welding, and 3D Printing in only one robot.

But CNC milling machines will continue to have a place in machining due to their advantages. One major advantage is that CNC milling machines have significantly higher speed and accuracy compared to machining robots.

If high precision is required robots are not the first choice, but CNC machines. Another big advantage of CNC milling machines is the wide range of materials that can be machined with them.

 

Pentapod PM-Series, optimum robotic solutions

Pentapod has now a history of over 20 years and is one of the most innovative machine tools worldwide. These machines are 5-Axis CNC machines, which have a very stiff and strong construction.

The outstanding feature is the parallel kinematic with 5 ball screws which hold and move the spindle. This construction allows a 5 axis movement from the spindle, which gives the Pentapod a high flexibility and dynamic.

This Pentapod kinematics is so similar to a robotic machining system, that the PM-Series mobile Machine can also be called a machining robot. This CNC robotics is so flexible and versatile like a machining robot, that a lot of machining processes can be done with it. Milling, drilling, welding, and 3D-Printing (WAAM and SEAM) can be done with one machine.

The big advantages of the Pentapod PM-Series to robots are the stiffness and accuracy. This unique machine tool is up to 10 times more accurate than robots for CNC machining processes. The Pentapod machining robot is especially interesting for companies, which are looking for an all-in-one machining solution or onsite machining.

Pentapod robot machining is an optimum solution for many machining processes because of its high accuracy, flexibility, and versatility.

 

An essential component of a CNC machining center is the automatic tool changer. It ensures fast and automated production. The spindle can access the magazine and pick up the various tools from the magazine.
At Metrom, two types of tool changers are used. The pick-up changer is suitable for users who require few tools for their machining process. In order to have a higher flexibility, the changer is worthwhile as a turret with several places.But we have adapted our tool changer for hybrid production. We are able to integrate stations in our machines to deposit a welding head or extruder for 3D printing.

The machine table of a conventional machine tool determines the process. Today’s modern machine tools use rotary tilting tables to enable 5-axis machining. On the other hand, this table must have a high stiffness in order to be able to machine heavy components with high accuracy.
With our CNC machines we move the lighter spindle 5 axes to the workpiece. This reduces the load on the table during the process. However, it is advantageous to use a rotary table to enable 6-axis machining and thus complete machining of complex or rotary components. We use modern machine tools for an optimal CNC process.

About machining robots

Over the years, industrial robots have increasingly been used in manufacturing operations. In industries like automotive manufacturing, machining robots play an important role in performing tasks such as welding, fabricating, and assembling car parts.

This robotic system is specially designed to handle these tasks quickly and accurately, which helps to improve overall productivity. The real meaning of machining robots today is a robot arm designed for machining operations such as milling, drilling, and turning.

Kinematics of robot

The term kinematics refers to the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of objects without regard to the forces that cause the motion. Typically robots perform with six degrees of freedom which are classified as linear motion in three perpendicular axes (X, Y, Z) and rotational motion about three perpendicular axes (a, b, c). This great freedom of movement is the reason behind the enormous potential and versatility of machining robots.

Differences between CNC Machine and Machining Robot

Until today CNC machines are the most used machines in the industry for machining parts. But with the development of machining robots, it seems that this might change in the future. Especially in the view of investment, a robot system might be more interesting for companies, because the investment costs are lower than for CNC machines.

Another advantage is the flexibility in sense of integrating different machining processes like milling, welding, and 3D Printing in only one robot.

But CNC milling machines will continue to have a place in machining due to their advantages. One major advantage is that CNC milling machines have significantly higher speed and accuracy compared to machining robots.

If high precision is required robots are not the first choice, but CNC machines. Another big advantage of CNC milling machines is the wide range of materials that can be machined with them.

Pentapod PM-Series, optimum robotic solutions

Pentapod has now a history of over 20 years and is one of the most innovative machine tools worldwide. These machines are 5-Axis CNC machines, which have a very stiff and strong construction.

The outstanding feature is the parallel kinematic with 5 ball screws which hold and move the spindle. This construction allows a 5 axis movement from the spindle, which gives the Pentapod a high flexibility and dynamic.

This Pentapod kinematics is so similar to a robotic machining system, that the PM-Series mobile Machine can also be called a machining robot. This CNC robotics is so flexible and versatile like a machining robot, that a lot of machining processes can be done with it. Milling, drilling, welding, and 3D-Printing (WAAM and SEAM) can be done with one machine.

The big advantages of the Pentapod PM-Series to robots are the stiffness and accuracy. This unique machine tool is up to 10 times more accurate than robots for CNC machining processes. The Pentapod machining robot is especially interesting for companies, which are looking for an all-in-one machining solution or onsite machining.

Pentapod robot machining is an optimum solution for many machining processes because of its high accuracy, flexibility, and versatility.