Robotic deburring of metal parts
Frequently, deburring is a mandatory step in the production cycle of a metal part.
This process removes burrs formed during machining, injection or molding for reasons of safety, esthetics, or as required for the next manufacturing process. It also creates chamfers or rounded edges that improve the fatigue strength of certain parts.
In many industries, this process is still often performed manually as deburring quality depends on the operator’s skill and dexterity. It is, though, a particularly arduous task, that exposes operators to dust and requires the use of several different tools or abrasives.
GEBE2 deploys robotic solutions that reproduce an operator’s gestures and meticulousness using abrasives or cutting tools. Combined with a compliant device or using the natural compliance of the abrasives, the robot embeds rotary and linear effectors that attain execution speeds or forces that would be impossible to apply manually.
To enhance the autonomy and performance of their cells, GEBE2 has equipped its robots with systems that change effectors, sanding or cutting tools automatically.
The quality of robotic deburring, chamfering or edge-rounding is strongly related to the regularity of the tool’s motion on the part. This is ensured by our offline programming software (OLP), which creates and simulates all possible tool trajectories.