Press Release Summary:
Complementing traditional, large machine tool solutions, LinÃ© Machines Robotics help maximize efficiency in aerospace, rail, and heavy equipment industries. Robotics platform supports variety of processes, including milling, trimming, and drilling; deburring and polishing; cleaning and surfacing; forming; inspection and scanning; automation, tooling, and part holding; and peripheral equipment for machine tools.
Original Press Release:
Fives Launches Liné Machines Robotics, A Dedicated Robotic Platform to Maximize Customer Efficiency
GRANBY, QC., Canada – Fives Liné Machines, North American machinetool builder, announces the launch of Liné Machines Robotics. The robotics options will complement the traditional, large machine tool solutions already being provided to the aerospace, rail and heavy equipment industries.
Tier 1 machine tool supplier enters into robotic solutions platform
Liné Machines Robotics will offer cost-effective and flexible robotics solutions for the aerospace and other industries. The robotics solutions can be offered as an additional option, in conjunction with, the large machine solutions. It also aimed at offering more value added to the large machine-tools solution based.
“The solutions from Liné Machines Robotics will assist manufacturers in maximizing the efficiency of new or current equipment” says Guy Lalonde, President of Fives Liné Machines, “Additionally, our robotics efforts will contribute to increasing part reliability as well as taking certain processes from manual to automated.” Heading this new activity are François Arsenault and Maurice Chevarie, who have more than 50 cumulative years of experience in the Robotics field. They will direct the teams for engineering, applications and business development.
Robotic solutions for various applications
Liné Machines Robotics will develop solutions around these seven core processes:
— Mill, Trim & Drill
— Deburring & Polishing
— Cleaning & Surfacing
— Inspection & Scanning
— Automation, Tooling & Part Holding
— Peripheral equipment for machine-tools
Robotics solutions will be explored in the laser, waterjet, milling, shot peening, scanning, vision and other technologies. For each project, the team will look at potential increases in reliability, productivity and health & safety. As with other solutions from Fives, the Liné Machines Robotics dedicated team will work closely with clients to define customized specifications to meet with their needs. Liné Machines Robotics will have the support and expertise from Fives’ Metal Cutting | Composites activity, and other companies within the Fives Group.
About Fives in Metal Cutting | Composites
Fives designs and supplies machine tool and complete manufacturing solutions in a broad range of industrial sectors. With a strong foundation based upon renowned legacy names such as Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, Forest-Liné, Liné Machines and Rouchaud, Fives is recognized as the preeminent provider of outstanding manufacturing solutions which are at the heart of its customers’ performance.
Fives Metal Cutting | Composites dedicated teams – approximately 1200 people in over 15 countries – serve key industrial markets including aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, wind, energy and general machining.
With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, Fives and its Metal Cutting & Composites businesses offer comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including automated assembly, laser welding and cutting, turning, milling, composites processing and software with the associated support services (maintenance, spare parts, retrofit, overhauling and upgrading).
Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups in various sectors such as aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy, in both developing and developed countries. In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment. In 2015, Fives achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion Euros and employed close to 8,300 people in about thirty countries.
Bridget Grady Spears