XYZ Machine Tools much anticipated mobile machine tool automation system, ROBO-TEND, will have its official customer launch at two events during September. The first of these will be at the company’s prestigious headquarters at Woodlands Business Park, Burlescombe, Devon EX16 7LL on Tuesday, 10th September, and will be followed by a similar event at its Nuneaton Technology Centre at 5/6 Tungsten Court, Hemdale Business Park, Nuneaton CV11 6GZ on Thursday 12th September. The events will highlight how ROBO-TEND re-calibrates the thought processes surrounding automation, bringing it within reach of a much wider audience.

The new XYZ ROBO-TEND automation system for machining centres and turning centres

Key to ROBO-TEND is its ease of use and affordability. The system can be used with any of XYZ Machine Tools’ Siemens controlled machining centres or turning centres and can be relocated within the factory to where it is needed, (subject to machine having an auto door and interface) giving even greater versatility and efficiency. The user simply wheels the trolley-mounted robot up to the machine, the component loading trolley is then attached, and billet/component size input to the control interface. So simple you will wonder how you managed without it. Costs are also addressed, making it appealing for small to medium sub-contract machinists, who would not normally consider automation as being viable. The cost of ROBO-TEND is calculated from just £2.00/hour, meaning that automation is now fast, straightforward and affordable for all. If the system is purchased outright payback is possible in just a few months of operation.  

Both events commence at 9:00 with coffee and bacon rolls, followed by an introduction to ROBO-TEND from Nigel Atherton, Managing Director XYZ Machine Tools and Paul Stout Managing Director Adelphi Automation. This will be followed by a demonstration of ROBO-TEND and a Q&A session, after which you are invited to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and get hands-on with ROBO-TEND to see just how easy it is to automate your production.

 Space is limited at both these events, so it is recommended to book your place in advance. This can be done by contacting your local XYZ sales engineer or calling the XYZ headquarters on 01823 674200, alternatively e-mail your request to or book online at