KUKA removal robots get rid of edges for plastics industry

Aug 9, 2013

KUKA's material removal robots help to remove the edges in the plastic industry. The removal robots from KUKA are very versatile and can help with deburring, drilling, cutting, or any other end of arm tooling necessary.


In the plas­tics indus­try, mate­r­i­al removal robots are need­ed to get rid of unsight­ly edges that are left over dur­ing the mold­ing process. KUKA removal robots are used for sev­er­al of these removal applications.

One plas­tics indus­try man­u­fac­tur­ing using KUKA robot­ic removal makes plas­tic tobog­gans and child seats. KUKA stat­ed that once the work piece comes out of the blow mold­ing process, there are plen­ty of burs on the edges that need to be smoothed and evened out.

Debur­ring, one of the many KUKA removal robot­ic appli­ca­tions, has to be applied to these pieces to make them uni­form. With­out this KUKA removal process, oth­er pieces that have to be fit into the seat or tobog­gan may not fit, which could cause dam­age to the entire product.

Uni­for­mi­ty is impor­tant for plas­tic pieces, which is why many plas­tics indus­try man­u­fac­tur­ers turn to KUKA removal robot sys­tems. These robots pro­vide con­sis­ten­cy and speed that aren’t achiev­able through man­u­al applications.

These removal robots from KUKA are high­ly flex­i­ble. They can per­form sev­er­al dif­fer­ent removal process­es like debur­ring, drilling and cut­ting with just a sim­ple change to their end-of-arm-tool­ing. This means that one robot can do the job of sev­er­al machines or dif­fer­ent work sta­tions on the line, cut­ting down on equip­ment costs for manufacturers.

When you’re look­ing for a mate­r­i­al removal robot from an indus­try leader, KUKA removal robots are one of the most viable options for your process.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for KUKA Robot­ics, has sev­er­al dif­fer­ent KUKA mate­r­i­al removal robots avail­able for cus­tomiza­tion and pur­chase. Our staff will work with you to design and build the per­fect mate­r­i­al removal robot sys­tem or work­cell for your facil­i­ty. Our cat­a­log of robot mod­els, along with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent work­cell designs, allows for flex­i­ble automa­tion in almost any work space.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing your mate­r­i­al removal process with KUKA robots, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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