Robotic Finishing Systems

Acme robotic finishing systems are in the field, automatically and consistently producing 10 to 200 parts per hour, while reducing abrasive media costs by as much as 75%.

In all Acme robotic systems, integrated sound and dust containment room enclosure confines airborne polishing and grinding particles to protect the plant environment

 

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Part-Handling Automation Increases Uptime and Cell Throughput

Part handling and queuing options for robotic finishing cells, including incoming and outgoing part conveyors, are providing reliable, unattended processing time of two or three hours or more. For small to medium size parts that are fixtured in trays, simple dual-drawer arrangements allow one tray to be loaded with parts by an operator while the robot unloads, processes, and loads parts from another tray in a second drawer adjacent to the first. The drawers pull open directly from the cell enclosure. The use of two drawers creates a queued part reserve for continuous, uninterrupted production.

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Conveyor Automation for Handling Vision System Technology Typical Robotic Integrated System

Vision systems are being integrated into robotic finishing cells to identify parts and to verify positioning to ensure that parts are properly loaded prior to pick-up by the robot. The latest “visionary” quest: laser/vision applications are being developed now to provide 100% dimensional part inspection. Potentially, this capability will provide closed-loop feedback to the robot for modifying process parameters such as force control and contact time on the finishing belt or wheel.