Case study: tool unit for deburring plastic engine cover features Kuka robot
Kuka Robotics UKcontact supplier
‘Deburring of plastic engine covers’
After the blow moulding process, plastic parts have to have pieces cut out of them accurately and often have to have holes drilled in them. The objective of this case study was to find an efficient automation solution for these tasks. The answer was found by Kuka partner Cosytronic, which developed a patented, float-mounted tool unit, which can accommodate various cutter blades, for example straight, concave and convex cutters for various radii. In order to make the cuts without creating burrs, the blade must always maintain the correct cutting angle and a constant cutting pressure. This is ensured by a Kuka KR 125 robot, which cuts pieces out of the parts and drills mounting holes in a single operation.
Click on the link above to download the case study.
Dynamit Nobel Kunststoff now uses a Kuka KR 15 robot to screw brackets onto the front end of the Ford Focus.
The platform for the automation solution at DAT consists of two Kuka robots (KR 60 L30 K and KR 125 L90 K) with different robot options.
At Dynamit Nobel, linear units are increasingly being replaced by jointed-arm robots. The company has chosen a Kuka KR 150 L110 robot mounted overhead in an inverted position.
Coop Schweiz is using KR 160 PA Long Range palletising robots from Kuka to handle crates of bananas.
Decoma has selected six-axis, jointed-arm robots from Kuka Robotics to ensure the flexible handling of plastic bumpers.