Hemming is the process of folding metal to create a finished edge. Outfitted with roller EOAT, industrial robots easily outperform traditional press machines.
Commonly used within the automotive industry, hemming can also link two panels - bending one metal flange over another. The edges of hoods, lift gates, and car doors require hemming. EOAT can be adjusted and switched to create different styles of edging.
Hemming with a Robot vs. a Press Machine
Flexibility: Industrial robots offer greater accessibility. They can reach narrow and curved areas with ease. They can be quickly reprogrammed to handle new parts, and tooling can be switched to meet different hemming requirements. Press machines, on the other hand, are more difficult to customize, so more of them are needed.
Affordability: Compared with the expense of housing and purchasing a press machine(s) a single industrial robot with interchangeable tooling is much more cost-effective.
Space-Saving: Unlike large press machines, robots have extremely compact footprints. Conserve space and save with robotic hemming.
Quality: With robotic hemming, the metal (typically aluminum or steel) is rolled, not pressed into place. This allows the metal's structure to remain intact. The rolling method does not create friction so the metal being hemmed doesn't wear down.
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