The MACControl is a highly functional and flexible robot cell controller with standard features and component specifications that rival today’s best industrial control systems.
Robotic Deflashing and Deburring
Deflashing of foundry parts and deburring of metal or plastic parts can require a number of different processes depending on the part and finished product requirements. For foundry parts grinding wheels, pencil grinders and sanding belts often do most if not all the requirements. For plastic deflashing carbide pencil grinders with compensation do the trick. MESH has pre-engineered solutions for most of these tasks including our own grinding stand using a diamond wheel, our own belt sanding stand, regrip stands and end of arm gripper solutions. Robots are ideal for most of these tasks due to the typical complex geometry of the parts and the need for consistently repeatable paths under repeatable pressure at varying amounts along the path.
MESH Solutions for Robotic Deflashing and Robotic Deburring
MESH has used force control as well as passive and active compliant tooling to vary the robot path or to apply a variable pressure to achieve more consistency in the deburring application.
Buffing pads and wire brushes on a spindle with automatic tool changing are the go-to technologies that MESH uses. Using these technologies with a robot that can apply a uniform force or sometimes change speed as the material removal becomes greater is important.
MESH has also standardized on a dynamic HMI interface that allows the operator or process engineer to easily adjust the pressure, rate of transfer, and other process parameters to adjust for changing conditions.
MESH’s expertise in fixturing, line control and robotic end of arm tooling are ideal skills that are needed to put together the deflashing or deburring application that is right for you.
See our MAC and MiniMAC line of equipment for more pre-engineered solutions that can be easily configured for deflashing or deburring.
The MESH Experience
- Deburring, drilling and grinding aluminum power steering cylinders and undertaking vision quality checks.
- Deburring of steel pinion gears to the point of applying a chamfer to a beveled gear.
- Deburring pump impellers to remove all sharp edges and to remove high points.
- Deburring trailer hitches.
- Deburring, drilling and polishing rifle receivers.
- Deburring of many types of plastic injection molded parts and removing features in an aesthetically pleasing way that are not needed.
The MACGrind is a professional grade skid mounted finishing cell designed for finishing small and medium sized parts where process flexibility is paramount.
The MACMegaGrind is a professional grade finishing cell designed for finishing larger parts or where a heavier duty payload robot is required.