New Hybrid Deburr-Robot-Cell - high-pressure jet deburring included
01. September 2020
The mechanical processing of engine blocks leaves many burrs on surfaces, shoulders, bores or threads. Thorough deburring of all edges is therefore required for finishing and assembly. KADIA uses brush deburring for this task whenever possible.
However, with bores < 6 mm in diameter, the limit for brushing has been reached, so that another technology becomes necessary: high-pressure jet deburring. In a new Hybrid Deburr-Robot-Cell, KADIA now integrates both technologies and thus creates a solution for the complete deburring of crankcases.
For a current application - a 4-cylinder car crankcase made of aluminum - KADIA designed such a cell with two KUKA robots, 17 servo axes and 20 deburring spindles, which are centrally controlled by a Siemens 840D sl. Machining begins on the feeding conveyor and ends on the discharge conveyor. The cycle time is now just 30 s, which is half the time of previous deburring cells.
With the combination of brush deburring and high-pressure jet deburring in one cell, the end-user saves a two-machine solution and thus not only a lot of space but also energy - an aspect that is particularly important nowadays.
Despite the wealth of functions, the system is easy to operate and no special training is required for the personnel. The periphery corresponds to that of a machining centre, i.e. anyone who can operate a machining center can also operate a KADIA Hybrid Deburr-Robot-Cell. Therefore, no robot training is necessary. An important feature in this context is that both robots can be moved back to their starting position from any position at the push of a button.
See the new KADIA Hybrid Deburr-Robot-Cell in action on YouTube.
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