Deburring / Profile tracking Application
Deburring robots remove material to take burrs, sharp edges, or fins off metal parts. Manufacturers use industrial deburring robots to increase precision on the part being ground down or filed.
Robotic deburring improves part quality because the robot can be programmed to each specific part and customized with the right EOAT to apply the correct amount and type of pressure in each area. A typical deburr tool used by robotics can sping between 18,000 - 25,000 RPM. This speed is significantly dangerous for manual use due to product spray and risk of contact with the deburr end effector.
Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Devices manufacturing
A robot deburring system is composed of a spindle motor, a deburring tool, and a tool holder. Peripheral devices for the robot and the work piece such as a manipulator, and a robot track, are based on the same principle as for arc welding robot automation.
(A) The Spindle Motor for Deburring
A spindle motor rotates the deburring tool, oscillates the tool in the axial direction, and occasionally rotates the work piece when it is small and lightweight.
(B) A Deburring Tool
The most common tools for robot deburring automation are flexible tools, solid burrs (rotating files), oscillating files, and internal deburring tools. There are belts and brushes in the category of flexible tools.