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    A smartly automated production world characterized by modularity and flexibility. Men and machines work together at maximum efficiency. Machining companies are enabled to compete sustainably with their local and global competitors on speed, quality and price.

    Mission
    Offering the best and most accessible range of modular automation standards, enabling small and mid-scale machining companies to maximize their profitability.

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Product Portfolio
  • Which automation solution is right for you?

      • Xcelerate

      • Equipped for many production processes
        Turning, milling, grinding and EDM.

        Communicates with all machine brands
        Both your existing and new machines.

        More than just product handling
        Turning workpieces for 6-sided machining.

        Compact and movable (within 10 mins)
        Maintain machine access without altering shopfloor layout.

        Unsurpassed storage capacity
        Extend your unmanned production cycles.

        Automate any workpiece
        Easy configuration. Work with universal inlays and gripper fingers

        User friendly 
        Intuitive touch screen dialog controls.

        Motorized drawers
        Your products lie stable and can be stacked – no angular placement

        Fanuc Robot
        Excellent reliability and service

        Xcelerate is intended to be used to load workpieces into one machine at a time. Whether used on an old or new milling machine, lathe, measuring bench, bench grinder or another machine, Xcelerate can ensure that production batches are automatically completed. When Xcelerate is not in use, the robotic arm folds away and the machine is free to be used in regular production. This enables the specialist and the machine to concentrate on more challenging work during regular working hours. It is even possible, and simple, to relocate Xcelerate with a pallet jack if you wish to automate different machines at different times.

        Xcelerate is reliable and can be quickly installed on the shop floor. Due to the easy-to-use software, our customers find that they experience an increase in their production capacity from day one with the same number of staff. Xcelerate can load a wide range of products and is therefore universal, and can even be used for smaller batches. What’s more, if standard product grippers are not sufficient for loading a complex product shape, you can make custom ‘fingers’ using the templates or we can deliver them to you.

      • Elevate

      • Automation
        of one or even two production processes or machines

        Large selection
        of robot handling weights

        Module Fixture Exchange
        flexible automation of small batch sizes

        Ultimate solution
        for product handling

        Exceptional storage
        capacity thanks to vertical storage

        Suitable for various products
        in all shapes and sizes

        Smart automatic warehouse
        depending on the product height

        Safety fencing or light curtains
        can be configured according to system layout

        Loading drawers
        at ergonomic height

        Elevate is the automation solution that maximises product storage capacity whilst using the smallest possible floor space. A large variety of products can be flexibly handled by storing the products on trays. Elevate can operate one or more lathes, milling machines or other types of machines.

        Due to the ergonomic loading position, the products can simply be placed on a tray using a drawer. The tray is then stored in the Elevate and is ready for the robot on demand.

        The place of the active tray from which the robot retrieves and delivers products has a separate position., so the lift and the robot can work parallel to each other. So if, for example, you request a tray with manufactured products, the lift can pick it up without interrupting the robot’s work. If Elevate is loading several machines, a second operating position is possible.

        Since the robot is separate from the lift, a wide assortment of robots with different payloads is available. Long-term autonomy of your machine(s) is guaranteed due to the large storage capacity.

      • Modulerate

      • High flexibility
        Configure your core system now. Expand later.

        Flexibly expandable
        Select modules for loading, storage and functions.

        A versatile worker
        Handles products, pallets and tools.

        Closed exterior
        Benefit from safety and transparency.

        High storage capacity
        Requires only minimal floor space.

        Supports peripheral equipment

        Modulerate easily fits your production process.

        Robots for various handling loads
        Modify handling capacity to your product or pallet weight.

        Easy retrofit
        Adjust modules to your new needs.

        Automate more tasks
        Clamping, pressing, take-over and cleaning.

        Modulerate is modular and functional. Modulerate can be used by any machine shop that wants to automate its milling process, and that also requires pallet loading, product loading and optional tool interchangeability. Due to Modulerate’s modular design, the system can be set up to fit your work process optimally. Modulerate is suitable for automating one machine and can be expanded to be used with a second machine. Due to the position of the robot in the cell, machines can be loaded from the side and the front. Modulerate is suitable for most commonly used machines, but we can also provide a tailored solution for your special machine. It offers considerable flexibility and is therefore suitable for product batches of 1 to 500 units. Modulerate’s functionality and storage capacity can be expanded later on, meaning you are always ready for the future. Even if you have an existing module, it can be retrofitted later to add more functionality. Modulerate is also extremely suitable for products with a cycle time of 2 to 60 minutes per product. The robot’s handling weight varies from 45/50 to 70 kg, depending on the intended use.

      • Skid

      • Intelligent central software
        Flexible module layout and adjustable inlays, grippers and clamp shapes. The practical job preparation tool is enabled to integrate with MES and ERP systems.

        Superior just-in-time production
        Your tool for larger outputs and smaller stocks.

        Supports wide product diversity
        Handles different shapes, sizes and weights.

        Future proof investment
        Skid grows along with your company, from a Base, Extended to Completed version.

        Supports peripheral equipment
        Skid allows for deeper integration in your production process.

        Remote support
        Rapid help and support.

        Easy preparation tool
        Set up your production even faster

        Advances machine communication
        Malfunction? Receive an instant email

        Gateway to your milling machine
        Don’t obstruct your manual access

        Modularity and functionality are masterfully combined in the Skid. Due to the system’s modular design, automation can grow with the customer’s production process. And because both functionalities as well as pallet and product handling can be added to and interchanged, Skid is an efficient solution for automating one to two machines. Skid is often used for handling single pallets of more than 125 kg, in combination with product handling. Tool handling can be added if the machine controls can be modified to allow for this. Skid is controlled via intelligent and user-friendly software that gives the operator lots of information to help them optimise the production process. The software can also be integrated with the top-layer MES and ERP software. The machine gate ensures the machine stays accessible. Skid can be used for product batches of 1 to 500 units. Skid often handles products that have a cycle time of 6 to 60 minutes per product. Skid’s modularity allows it to be expanded/converted into the Track system.

      • Toolchanger

      • High storage capacity
        Cut down tool handling time.

        Easy to install
        Start benefiting quickly.

        Remote support
        Rapid help and support.

        Expandable
        Increase tool capacity when needed.

        Low energy consumption
        Enabled by servomotors and single-tool handling.

        Adjustable carrousel design
        Alter tool layout to your production needs.

        Automatic measurement of tool positions
        Cuts back on installation time per tool.

        Carrousels driven by servomotor
        Optimal speed and precision

        Tall structure
        Ample storage on compact floor space.

        Toolchanger is an external storage warehouse for tools. The system is machine brand-independent and provides a large storage capacity on limited floor space due to the use of rotating carousels. The storage medium can store different tool types such as SK, HSK, BT and CAPTO. Due to the simple controls, inserting, removing and/or replacing tools is very simple.

        Toolchanger is quick and uses little energy. This is due to the use of a robot and servomotors on the carousel. The robot manoeuvres tools to the machine and you can choose to load directly to the spindle, to the machine’s tool warehouse or to the chain. The machine takes precedence, the robot is auxiliary.

    • Customers

    • Cellro enables its customers to get optimal returns from their machines. The result is less labor costs, more production per hour and more hours of operation. Now and in the future. We are proud of our customers. They choose our automation solutions.
        • Anton Paar  / Xcelerate

        • "Cellro has changed the way we think about our machining processes."

          Anton Paar produces, develops and sells measuring tools for a range of different applications. The company was founded in 1922 and is located in Graz, Austria. The company specialises in devices for measuring density, concentration and rheology and for determining the amount of CO2 in dissolved carbon dioxide. Anton Paar employs around 2,500 members of staff, who use automation solutions daily for the production of virtually all of the company’s measuring tools. While a typical batch consists of 100 workpieces, this number can rise to 500 and even to 1,000 workpieces in extreme cases.

          Xcelerate is often used in turning and milling machines. The decision to use Xcelerate arises from the difficulty in finding qualified staff capable of carrying out this work, particularly for the afternoon and night shifts.
        • Rijk Imminkhuizen / Xcelerate

        • "The system usually operates for about 12 hours per day."

          Imminkhuizen Metaaltechniek specialises in the production of parts for machine manufacturers. The company supplies a full range of products for the manufacture of small-scale to extremely large machines in various sectors, including food, shipping and transport. These sectors demand a high degree of efficiency and flexibility from their suppliers.

          Imminkhuizen started by looking for an automation system that would allow for the production of relatively simple product series in large batch numbers. “This type of system enables us to compete effectively with low-wage countries. I think this is truly important for production in the Netherlands”, he explains. It enables Dutch machining companies to offer high-quality production at globally competitive prices.

          Imminkhuizen ultimately opted for the compact and multifunctional Xcelerate. This robot takes care of handling activities for processing discs of up to 150 mm. It also can be used for the (two-sided) processing of bars up to lengths of 700 mm. Due to its modular design, the same system can easily be modified for other applications and products.
        • Pim van de Mortel / Skid

        • "Cellro has changed the way we think about our machining processes."

          Automating a highly repetitive production cycle 24/7 is relatively straightforward. On the other hand, when production encompasses many different products and unpredictable demand, automation poses quite a challenge. This was exactly the situation in which the Dutch machining company MCM found itself.

          Currently, the Skid is up and running in MCM’s production facility in the Dutch town of Liessel. It allows the company to answer their client’s assignments more efficiently, thus increasing their profitability.
      • Fixture Exchange and Collet Exchange

      • The Collet Exchange and Fixture Exchange increase the flexibility of a production cell. These systems allow you to work on different dimensions in succession. You are not bound by having to work on a single size. Quite often, the machine clamp and collet chuck determine which piece can be machined. The Collet and Fixture Exchange allow you to make changes without being bound to a specific diameter for your piece.

        The Collet Exchange is used for round products and diameters. The Fixture Exchange is used for rectangular products. Collets are for lathes. Fixtures (or machine clamps) are for milling machines.

        Previously, Xcelerate enabled a user to load one series of similar pieces. With the Collet Exchange and Fixture Exchange, you can change the collet or fixture, so that you are no longer dependent on the size of the machine clamp or collet chuck. This can be done without any intervention required from an operator.
          • Loading your CNC machines with robots? it’s really simple

          • It has become common practice to deploy a robot to take over the task of loading your CNC machine from your employees. More and more machining companies are automating their CNC machinery using a robot. Output and profitability are increased as a result. What is more, you can meet market demands more effectively. You were probably already aware of these benefits, but the decision to embrace automation can still be perceived as a step too far. In this article we explain how connecting a robot to your CNC machine can actually be extremely straightforward. This is the case for small and medium-sized companies alike.

            Automation for small and medium-sized companies
            It is almost unavoidable for small and medium-sized companies to deploy a robot in their production process. Do you need to take on a full-time robot programmer to implement a robot into your production process? No, that’s no longer the case. There is now a way to keep up with the larger companies, who deploy robots in droves. Today’s robot systems are actually very different from their predecessors dating back to the Eighties. Recent innovations in robot control systems can now allow almost any company to benefit from the potential of automation. Specialist staff no longer need to be engaged thanks to the user-friendly, universal software.

            Robots for CNC machines: ever-wider deployment
            The growth in the deployment of robots in the machining industry continues unabated. Since the ‘robot boom’ in the Eighties, robots have undergone dramatic developments. Initially, robots only took on simple, repetitive tasks. Nowadays, in the age of Industry 4.0, robots are also able to perform a variety of tasks autonomously and process different work pieces dynamically. This evolution is extremely important for small and medium-sized machining companies. Indeed, they usually work with relatively small product series. Cellro loading robots can switch between a variety of product series in a fully automated manner. Xcelerate and Elevate are able to easily change over tools, clamps and robot grippers. As a result your production hours go up significantly, even with small and medium-sized series. When you decide to automate (part of) your production, your business will benefit in a number of ways. Every hour, your CNC machine will return a larger profit for you and continue to operate for more hours each day, even extending into the night. This ensures that any investment in combining a CNC machine with a robot quickly pays for itself, even for small and medium-sized machining companies.
              • Robot automation and safety

              • ERobotisation involves many different factors, all of which are crucial to a well-functioning installation and a
                satisfied customer. One of those factors is safety. At Cellro, several teams work together to bring this to the right
                level so that each installation complies with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EG

                How does Cellro Automation handle functional safety?
                At Cellro, we focus on the functional safety of automation at four levels:
                • Electrical component level (safety PLC, relay, etc.);
                • Electrical design of safety circuits;
                • Software design of the safety circuits;
                • Safety integration with the customer’s processing machine.

                These aspects are not visible to the customer, but they are essential for the robust and safe implementation of robot automation. To accomplish this, Cellro applies the EN-ISO standards under the Machinery Directive to design automation in accordance with legal requirements.
                  • Boost your production output

                  • Automating loading process
                    Cellro is the expert in automating the loading process of various kinds of CNC machines, milling machines and lathes, among other equipment.. Our loading robot is called Xcelerate and is available in various versions. With the help of Xcelerate you can increase your production output by an average of 85%. If you are in a position to execute all of the aforementioned production optimisations in combination with Xcelerate, you can realise significant growth in your production output.

                    The biggest reason your output increases sharply when you utilise Xcelerate is that a machine with a loading robot can also produce through the night unmanned. No employee need be present to load medium-size batches in the machine. Furthermore, thanks to the interchangeable gripper, Cellro’s Xcelerate is able to load pre-programmed batches sequentially.