13.12.2018 – maschine+werkzeug has published a technical report on the robot-based finishing of support elements. Boll Automation provided the solution for the company Vetter Industrie GmbH in Burbach.
Where previously employees manually ground out the support elements with a great deal of time and physical effort, this is now done by a heavy-duty robot. The robot guides a belt grinding train specially developed for the task. Numerous support element variants (with different radii and dimensions) have to be ground. A parametric path programming allows an optimal adaptation of the strategy to the respective machining task.
The entire original publication can be viewed (in german) at www.maschinewerkzeug.de with the title “Tragelemente roboterbasiert nachbearbeiten”.