Material removal is one of the dirty and dangerous jobs that are not popular in manufacturing. Manufacturers find it difficult to find workers to work in jobs such as grinding and deburring. However, robots can do these things extremely well, removing excess material from machined or cast parts quickly and efficiently. From iron castings to diesel engine blocks, robotic grinding and finishing is an important part of production processes for a wide variety of parts. A robot not only saves production time and lowers total costs, but also reduces serious health and safety risks associated with metal dust penetrating into the eyes of the workers and metal dust penetrating the lungs.
Robots are programmed to apply enough pressure for the job so that the integrity of each part is maintained and all workpieces remain the same. If there is not enough pressure, time and material are wasted, too much pressure can ruin a piece. Unlike operators, with properly programmed force control, a robot will always apply the correct force when deburring or grinding.
Processes that can be done to improve robotic grinding and finishing processes:
- By using force control in robotic grinding and finishing systems, a safer working environment is provided and product quality is increased by ensuring appropriate force is applied at all times.
- Choosing the right robot according to the required reachability and payload
- Using the right grinding equipment
Eurobotik has extensive experience in all applications related to robotic grinding. We use our experience to create the best solutions for the various challenges of our individual customers.