Robotic machine tending can happen 24/7 with an Apera AI vision system able to handle multiple parts into machines and then on to the next step of manufacturing. Using an AI-powered vision system eliminates the need for unique fixturing for each part—blanks can be picked out of a bin, be machined, and then moved on to the next step. This increases the ROI of using a robot for machine tending, and makes it possible to use a 7th axis, with robots tending multiple machines when mounted on a moving rail.