Removing material with Motoman robots

Aug 9, 2013

Motoman robots have perfected their material removal process and are a great addition to your manufacturing process. Motoman material robots can handle a wide variety of material removal applications such as cutting holes or etching part identification numbers in an incredibly fast time.


One of Motomans mate­r­i­al removal robot­ic sys­tems had to deal with rec­tan­gu­lar tub­ing for heavy equip­ment. A steel tube man­u­fac­tur­er need­ed to speed up their man­u­fac­tur­ing process to keep up with the high demand for their tubing.

There were sev­er­al hur­dles that the Motoman mate­r­i­al removal robots had to jump before they could be used in the sys­tem. These Motoman mate­r­i­al removers had to have the ver­sa­til­i­ty to han­dle var­i­ous mate­r­i­al removal appli­ca­tions like cut­ting holes and etch­ing part iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­bers. The robots also had to be able to achieve 75 – 109 sec­ond cycle times, depend on tub­ing mod­el and size.

The solu­tion for this com­pa­ny used two Motoman cut­ting mate­r­i­al removal robots, along with two mate­r­i­al han­dling robots that could han­dle load­ing the tub­ing after the mate­r­i­al was removed. These Motoman mate­r­i­al removal robot­ic sys­tems were able to increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty by eight times, even with the addi­tion­al cut­ting and part iden­ti­fi­ca­tion oper­a­tions. The process, which used to take 15 – 16 min­utes per tube, now takes 17 – 18 min­utes for a bun­dle of eight tubes.

While this appli­ca­tion, once per­formed by human work­ers, has increased in speed with the use of Motoman mate­r­i­al removal robots, it has also increased in accu­ra­cy, with etch­ing con­sis­ten­cy at its peak per­for­mance, con­tribut­ing to an over­all bet­ter qual­i­ty end product.

Robots​.com has sev­er­al Motoman mate­r­i­al removal robot­ic sys­tems in stock that are avail­able for pur­chase and cus­tomiza­tion. Our Motoman mate­r­i­al removers have the same ver­sa­til­i­ty as those list­ed above, and are able to do sev­er­al mate­r­i­al removal tasks, which cuts down not just on labor costs, but also equip­ment costs for the manufacturer.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing with Motoman mate­r­i­al removal robot­ics, con­tact Robots​.com today online at 8777626881.

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