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Robotic grinding and polishing line

Fully automated grinding and polishing of workpieces

Logo Berger Maschinenfabrik, Heinz


Berger Maschinenfabrik, Heinz

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Logo Robotic grinding and polishing line

Product description

The fully automated robot system is designed for grinding and polishing the inside and the outer surface of hollow goods.

The system consists of a total of 3 processing lines, each with 11 robot cells. All 33 robots are networked with each other. Each unit organizes itself and makes decisions, thus implementing the basic idea of Industry 4.0: These are decentralized intelligences that process input signals and derive consequences from them.

This can, for example, be a tool change if the workpiece changes. In this case, the system changes over fully automatically within 2.5 minutes. An intelligent switch recognizes the workpiece provided, a plausibility check follows and then all 33 robots change over one after the other independently. The system adjusts to the new workpiece, so to speak.

Tool and workpiece changes take place in interacting and integrated robot systems. The intelligent interaction of the cells and the assignment of production steps lead to a highly flexible and efficient working method - even for small series.

An integrated industrial 4.0 interface with IP-based protocols enables control and monitoring of the system from anywhere in the world.

The complete machining time of a workpiece is 30 seconds. Since three production lines work in parallel, one workpiece is completed every 10 seconds. The system is already being used in the production of a well-known brand manufacturer for hollow goods.

The robot system was awarded the ROBOTICS AWARD 2018 at the Hannover Messe.

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