Arizona Industries for the Blind
About Arizona Industries for the Blind
Rheinmetall Automotive AG (Formerly Karl Schmidt Unisia) is the parent company of Rheinmetall’s Automotive sector. As a global first-tier supplier to the automotive industry, Rheinmetall Automotive thanks to its vast capabilities commands foremost positions in the product and component segments air supply, emission control and pumps as well as in the development, manufacture and aftermarket supply of pistons, engine blocks, and plain bearings.
What we did together?
Tool Wear Offsetter – Single Spindle
As part of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) we created a solution just to address the situation where the Industrial Robot(s) and CNC Machines are in the Robotic Cages. The CNC Machine Operators needed to change Tool Wear Offsets on the CNC machines for their manufacturing operation. Following the OSHA guidelines for the safety, we offered them a state-of-the-art solution called remote Tool Wear application which allowed their CNC Machine Operators to change tool wear offsets. Each cell has a CNC Lathe and a Mill. There are 5 cells in each production line that makes steel pistons for heavy construction equipment in the United States and Canada.