The industrial world has been mechanized for decades – robots are welding and handling material, but they are also removing material and making sure work pieces and finished products are functional. A grinding robot is one of the many robots responsible for making sure that work pieces have all of the imperfect parts removed, ensuring that the product looks great for customers.
When manufacturers invest in grinding robots, they are investing in a piece of machinery that will remove weld spatter and other imperfections with more ease than any manual grinding application ever could. Machined parts look great after robotic grinders use their accurate tools to take off those imperfections that could make a work piece non-functional. This accuracy ensures that not too much material is taken off, which means that many worker errors of the past are no longer an issue, and the amount of waste produced by a company will drop dramatically with the automation of robotic grinding systems.
However, it isn’t just about making a work piece look good. It is also about safety. Grinding is a process that releases a lot of metal shards and other particles into the air. Because of this, manual grinding can be hazardous to workers, who may breathe in those shards, which can cause havoc to their respiratory system. This could lead to workers who are not able to work, which could mean slowdowns or shut downs for the production line. Robot grinders do not have to worry about those hazards. They are able to go in and get the job done quickly and efficiently, improving productivity, while also saving time and money.
Are you interested in learning more about grinding robots, and what a grinding robot can bring to your production line? If so, then you should call RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, KUKA, ABB, Universal Robots, and Motoman. Our staff is waiting to assist you in building and customizing the perfect grinding system for your facility.