It is easy to typecast foundry robots. True, they are the tough ones, able to lift heavy loads in harsh, hot environments. But foundry robots are fully capable of playing other roles as well.
Industrial robots prove the ideal solution for a wide range of foundry jobs - from material handling to dispensing, finishing and painting. Find out how foundry robots are well-suited for many different applications.
Material handling is a central part of foundry processing. Robots are extremely useful when it comes to the repetitive work of moving and manipulating parts, cores, molds, castings and dies. Foundry robots' EOAT and wrists are able to handle extremely hot pieces and work in close proximity to potentially dangerous machinery and substances. Other material handling jobs that are common in foundries include machine tending (inserting and extracting), part transferring, core making and more.
Dispensing jobs, whether pouring or ladling molten metal, or spraying release agents on molds are common to foundries. Robots are protected so they can handle the dangers of heat, hazardous fumes and smoke, and overspray from harsh chemicals. They conserve materials by moving and dispensing with extreme precision.
Finishing: Once pieces have been cast, a lot of finishing work must take place. Robots offer the dexterity and flexibility required to carry out the jobs of cleaning, waterjet blasting, deburring, polishing, milling, drilling, machining, trimming, chiseling, painting and more. A tool changer allows a robot to switch from one task to another with ease. Plus, industrial robots' extreme accuracy leads to consistent, high quality results.
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