Course curriculum

  • 1

    Building a Machine Tending Task: Steps of a machine tending task

    • Introduction

    • Steps of a Machine Tending Task

    • Conclusion

  • 2

    Making a Machine Tending Task Reliable: Part presentation and workholding

    • Introduction

    • Basics of Part Presentation

    • Using an Alignment Fixture

    • Securely Grasping Parts

    • Basics of Interacting with Workholding

    • Conclusion

  • 3

    Improving Your Machine Tending Task: Best practices for machine tending motions

    • Introduction

    • Transports in a Machine Tending Task

    • Other Motions in a Machine Tending Task

  • 4

    Making Your Machine Tending Task Reliable: Precision and timing

    • Introduction

    • Considerations to Ensure Precision

    • Considerations for Correct Timing

  • 5

    Lab: Lathe Tending Simulation

    • Introduction

    • Hardware Configuration and Initialization

    • Programming the Initial Pick

    • Insert a Part into the Collet Chuck

    • Remove the Part from the Lathe

    • Placing the Finished Part

    • Adding in a Request Access Switch

    • Additional Tips and Tricks for Lathe Tending Tasks

  • 6

    Making Your Task More Efficient: Strategies for reducing cycle time

    • Introduction

    • Overview of Efficiency

    • Efficiency Strategies

    • Part Refilling Strategies

    • Conclusion

  • 7

    Making Your Task More Reliable: Sources of error

    • Introduction

    • Improving Task Reliability

    • Considering Sources of Error

    • Conclusion

  • 8

    Testing Your Task: Runoffs

    • Introduction

    • Overview of Runoffs

    • Conclusion

  • 9

    Lab: Mill Tending Simulation

    • Introduction

    • Hardware Setup and Initialization

    • Programming the Initial Part Pick

    • Using an Alignment Fixture

    • Inserting the Part into the Vise

    • Placing the Finished Part

    • Adding a "Request for Access" Switch

    • Considerations for Optimization

  • 10

    Going Lights Out: Considerations for 24/7 production

    • Introduction

    • What is Lights Out Production?

    • Considerations for Lights Out Production

    • Conclusion

  • 11

    Creating Your Next Task: Making changeover easy

    • Considerations for Changeover

  • 12

    Course Conclusion

    • Course Conclusion