Automated material removal applications include polishing, grinding, trimming, cutting, and de-burring to only name a few. While these processes can be challenging due to motion and positioning requirements, tool wear error, and force control; RTA is able to provide ‘out of the box’ robotics programs that resolve many of the challenges associated with material removal applications.
Kawasaki polishing robotics employ sensitive feedback control systems that ensure that the correct amount of force is applied between the workpiece and the material removal equipment. These are complemented by in-motion multi-axis positioners and the robot to solve a variety of motion constraints during the material removal process.
Of course, the team at RTA can provide custom material removal solutions to meet the requirements of any specific application.
An excellent example of a polishing robot application is that RTA supplied to Metal Polishing and Consolidated Brass in Adelaide, South Australia where Kawasaki robots have been employed to polish tapware to a lustrous finish.
The tapware is loaded by the operator into an automated carousel which is rotated through 90 degrees into the polishing cell. The robot then picks up each item in turn, polishes it and replaces it in its original location. The robot is programmed to continue to work its way through the entire carousel and when finished the carousel is rotated presenting another batch of items to be polished.
If you are investigating ways to automate polishing processes and would like professional advice
on how robots can be integrated into your operations to benefit your business, consult the experts at RTA about your requirements.