Grinding / Polishing: Part to Media Photos

 15284 - Dual cell with Center Part Feed Conveyor

ACT-15284 is a robotic grinding/polishing system made up of 2 robotic cells and a part feed conveyor. The conveyor detects parts fed in standard plastic trays and automatically distributes them to robotic cells for processing. Then, the parts are picked up from simple tray nests using vision and processed on the belt, 2 abrasive wheels, and/or drill/reamer stations. Finished parts are dropped on the exit chute to be collected in customer bins. The robots automatically pick the tool/gripper from the magazine based on the incoming part number.

  • Robot arm with 50-80 kg payload (Yaskawa or ABB)
  • Automatic tool changer EOAT
  • Robot mounted vision system
  • 5 HP belt grinding head
  • 5 HP dual wheel head with wheel wear sensors
  • Tool/Gripper magazine with 3 or 6 docking nests
  • 3 or 6 Gripper assemblies
  • Part exit chute
  • Enclosure and Base
  • Dust collection ducting with automatic gates
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 17292 - Single Cell with Part Feed Conveyor

ACT-17292 is a robotic grinding/polishing system made up of a single robotic cell and a part feed conveyor. The conveyor detects parts fed and distributes them to the robotic cell for processing. Then, the cell parts are picked up from simple tray nests using vision and processed on the belt, 2 abrasive wheels, and/or drill/reamer stations. Finished parts are dropped on the exit chute. The robot picks the tool/gripper from the magazine based on the incoming part number.

  • Robot Arm with 50-80 kg payload (Yaskawa or ABB)
  • Automatic tool changer EOAT
  • Robot mounted vision system
  • 5 HP Belt grinding head
  • 5 HP Dual wheel head with wheel wear sensors
  • Tool/Gripper magazine with 3 or 6 docking nests
  • 3 or 6 gripper assemblies
  • Part exit chute
  • Enclosure and Base
  • Dust collection ducting with automatic gates
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 17287 - Single Cell with Part Feed Conveyor

ACT-17287 is a grinding/polishing system. The conveyor detects large fed parts and automatically distributes them for processing. Then, the cell parts are picked up from the conveyor and processed on the belt, 2 abrasive wheels, and/or drill/reamer stations. Finished parts are placed back on the conveyor. The robots automatically pick the tool/gripper from the magazine based on the incoming part number.

  • Robot arm 120-350 kg payload (Yaskawa or ABB)
  • 10 HP belt head with linear compliance
  • 10 HP dual wheel head with linear and automatic wear compensation
  • Automatic tool changer EOAT
  • Robot mounted vision
  • Tool magazine with docking nest for grippers and tool assemblies
  • 90 deg grinder tool, debur tool assembly, 3-4 gripper assemblies
  • Enclosure and Base
  • Dust Collection ducting with automatic gates
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 18296 - Dual Cells, Robot and Tool Magazine in Between

ACT-18296 is a robotic polishing or grinding system consisting of 3 areas. The center area includes part load drawers, and the robot and tool magazine. The left and right areas are redundant process areas where the robot switches part processing based on the abrasive configuration and part recipe. Polishing or grinding operations can be programmed to be done in one area with an automatic switch to the other when abrasives reach maximum wear. Both can be employed at the same time when a multi-abrasive process is needed.

  • Two 5 HP belt head with linear compliance
  • 5 HP single wheel head with linear compliance
  • Overhead safety roller gate
  • Triple vertical drawer part load magazine
  • 50-80 kg robotic arm
  • Automatic tool changer end of arm
  • Tool magazine with up to 20 tool/gripper docking nest
  • Enclosure and Base
  • Dust collection ducting with automatic gates

 14274 - Polishing Cell with 1 Belt & 2 Wheels

ACT-14274 is a polishing cell designed for smaller parts such as bathroom and kitchen faucet fixtures. It consists of a robot arm with a gripper EOA, 5 HP belt head, two 5 HP wheel heads, and a dual drawer part load mechanism.

  • Robot arm with 20 kg payload
  • Gripper and pass-through device EOAT
  • 5 HP belt head with linear compliance
  • Front and reverse belt configuration arm
  • Two 5 HP single wheel heads with linear compliance
  • Wheel wear sensor
  • Dual drawer part load station
  • Enclosure and Base (7H x 10H x 8H)
  • Part exit chute
  • Enclosure and Base
  • Dust collection ducting with automatic gates
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 13270 - Coating Thickness Polishing

ACT-13270 is a portable robotic polishing or deburring cell originally designated for coating stripping and polishing. The coatings could be plasma spray of aerospace components. The process consists of picking parts from static load nests after vision detection, polishing on 2 servo driven wheel spindles, and dropping them off at the unload area. Polishing includes closed loop force control

  • Robot arm with 6 kg payload
  • Automatic tool changer EOA
  • Tool/gripper magazine
  • Two servo drive wheel spindles w/ auto collets
  • Automatic wheel change picture with gripper, arbors, and docking nests
  • Part load and unload areas w/ vision and safety
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Enclosure and base (61" x 61" x 94")
  • Dust collection ducting

 17997-0000 - Polishing or Deburring Cell

ACT-17997 is a polishing or deburring robotic cell with base floor integrated down-draft style dust collector. This cell is portable and self contained with 6-10 kg robotic arm, part load drawer, rotary indexer tool magazine, high speed debur spindle, small wheel spindle, 2HP belt station, 5HP wheel head, small belt head, and dust collector in the floor.

  • Robot Arm (6-10 kg) w/ auto tool changer EOA
  • High speed deburring spindle with 360 deg compliance
  • Servo or air driven spindle for small wheels up to 6" OD
  • Belt head, 2HP
  • Wheel head, 5HP, for large abrasive wheels up to 16" OD
  • Small belt tool with radial compliance for belts up to 1/2" W x 18" L
  • Part load drawer
  • Rotary indexer tool magazine with up to 16 tool docking positions
  • Down-draft dust collector integrated in machine base
  • Enclosure and base
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 17997-0000.122217 - Polishing or Deburring Cell

ACT-17997-0000.122217 is a polishing or deburring robotic cell with base floor integrated down-draft style dust collector. This cell is portable and self contained with 6-10 kg robotic arm, part load drawer, rotary indexer tool magazine, high speed debur spindle, small wheel spindle, two 5HP wheel heads, small belt head, and dust collector in the floor.

  • Robot Arm (6-10 kg) w/ auto tool changer EOA
  • High speed deburring spindle with 360 deg compliance
  • Two servo or air driven spindles for small wheels up to 6" OD
  • Two wheel heads, both 5HP, with auto collet spindles for quick or automatic wheel change
  • Small belt tool with radial compliance for belts up to 1/2" W x 18" L
  • Part load drawer
  • Rotary indexer tool magazine with up to 16 tool docking positions
  • Re-grip station with 2-jaw gripper and 180 deg rotary index
  • Down-draft dust collector integrated in machine base
  • Enclosure and base
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

 12262 - Grinding Cell with 2 Belts

ACT-12262 is a robotic grinding cell for medium size parts such as wrenches and pliers, with a robotic arm part load indexer, two heavy duty 5HP belt heads, and a part exit chute.

  • Robotic arm (50-80 kg payload) with gripper EOAT
  • Two heavy duty 5HP belt grinding heads with linear compliance
  • Indexer with framing for part load fixtures
  • Dust collection ducting, scoops, and automatic gates
  • Enclosure and base
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Options

  • Vision or laser scanner to measure part deformation and offset robot motion
  • Automatic tool change adapters
  • Tool magazine

 07229 - Cell with 3 Belts and Tombstone

ACT-07229 is a polishing or grinding cell for parts such as door handles, faucet fixtures, requiring 3-5 step abrasive process.

  • Robotic arm (50-80 kg payload) with gripper EOA
  • Three 5HP belt heads with linear compliance
  • Dual wheel 5HP head
  • 4-sided vertical part load magazine (tombstone) on 90 deg indexer
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Enclosure and base
  • Options

  • Automatic wheel wear measuring sensor
  • Dust collector
  • Laser scanner for part measuring and offsets

 19305 - Weld Blending Cell

ACT-19305 is a precision weld blending machine that utilizes a 6-axis robotic articulated arm, blade scanner, and a finishing process that yields consistent and accurate airfoil shape, blade height, and chord width of tip weld repaired blades. ACT-19305 eliminates hand grinding of weld tip repaired blades, increases productivity, minimizes scrap rate, and produces consistent blade geometry at a very low cost of consumables. The tip welds are ground to within 0.002” (0.05mm) from airfoil without cutting into the substrate material.

  • 6-axes articulated robotic arm with controller
  • Grinding stations
  • Part surface and weld scanner
  • Indexer for part loading
  • Part tooling
  • Base and Enclosure
  • Dust collection ducts
  • Options

  • Automatic gripper change
  • Squealer groove grinding
  • Final inspection and measurement with data collection
  • Offline programming software

 18996 - Blade Polishing Cell

ACT-18996 is a robotic cell for polishing blades and other smaller parts. It had a robotic arm, part load drawer(s), vision scanner, polishing area with 3 wheel spindles and down-draft dust collection, and finally tool/gripper magazine.

  • Robotic arm (20 kg payload)
  • Automatic tool changer adapter EOA
  • Tool/gripper magazine with gripper and wheel arbors docking nest
  • Three auto collet 1/2HP servo wheel spindles
  • Two part load/unload drawers
  • Options

  • Vision scanner
  • Re-grip station for parts reorienting
  • Wet or dry dust collector

 18996-0001 - Blade Polishing Cell

ACT-18996-0001 is a robotic cell for polishing blades and other smaller parts. It had a robotic arm, part load drawer(s), vision scanner, two separate polishing areas with 3 wheel spindles and down-draft dust collection, and finally tool/gripper magazine.

  • Two separate polishing areas to process parts of different materials which cannot mix such as steel and aluminum or titanium
  • Robotic arm (20 kg payload)
  • Automatic tool changer adapter EOA
  • Tool/gripper magazine with gripper and wheel arbors docking nest
  • Three auto collet 1/2HP servo wheel spindles
  • Two part load/unload drawers
  • Options

  • Vision scanner
  • Re-grip station for parts reorienting
  • Wet or dry dust collector

 07226 - Cell with 4 Belts Over/Under and Cart

ACT-07226 is a polishing or grinding cell for parts such as door handles, faucet fixtures, requiring 3-5 step abrasive process.

  • Robotic arm (50-80 kg payload)
  • Gripper for long barrels with rotating lathe
  • Four 5HP belt heads in an over/under configuration
  • Dual wheel 5HP head
  • 4-sided vertical part load magazine (tombstone) on 90 deg indexer
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Enclosure and base

 18301 - Polishing and Burnishing Cell for Plastic Parts

ACT-18301 is a polishing/burnishing cell for light plastic parts with precise flat surface polishing. This cell utilizes robotic arm with pneumatic floating pusher to hold and press parts against static sandpaper on precision plate fore very accurate flatness polishing of plastic parts surfaces. Parts are dragged across the abrasive in a programmed pattern while floating tool pushes down with programmable force. The float mechanism keeps part flat against the grinding plate thus eliminating errors from robot and gripping. Abrasion sandpaper feeds automatically when used to present fresh section for next batch of polishing.

  • Robot arm (12-24 kg payload)
  • End of arm tool with gripper for part handling and programmable floating pusher for polishing
  • Sandpaper roller feeder with precise polishing plate
  • Interlocked part load area
  • Part and tool detection sensor
  • Enclosure and base