Remove Inconsistencies and Elevate Your Part's Finish
Robotic automated polishing is an application where PushCorp's equipment excels. Our precise force and constant speed tooling helps account for part variability and abrasive wear. Therefore, manual processes can be automated easier than ever.
In non-automated polishing processes, operators rely on visual inspections. Not only is this is a tedious process, but it leaves the finish completely up to the individual.
The skill level of these workers are extremely variable due to the high turnover in the industry. As a result, manually finished parts are inconsistent, being either over or under processed. In addition to an inferior finished part, non-automated processes use a higher volume of abrasives. For example, if the operator applies too much force the abrasive media glazes over. Conversely, the abrasive will not re-fracture if too little force is applied. With an automated system, not only is the part quality significantly better, but abrasive life can increase by 200-300%.
Robotic Polishing Boat Propeller
As an illustration, this video shows how effortless robotic polishing can be. In fact, a robot paired with a PushCorp floor standing servo backstand is just what you need to automate your material removal application.
This video showcases an SBS81, which applies constant speed and force. As a result, this equipment is able to quickly and efficiently polish the surface of the boat propeller.
There are two key elements to this process. First, the SBS81 applies consistent force to the part. Then, it rotates the abrasive at a constant speed. As a result, it is easier than ever to create beautifully finished parts.
Additionally, high quality abrasives should be used to achieve the most consistent finish. Low caliber abrasives may cut well at the beginning, but will often degrade quickly. Therefore, we recommend the following companies:
Application Engineers With the Experience to Help You Succeed
Our application engineers have years of experience and can recommend the right process equipment for your integration project. If you are new to integration or this is your first automated material removal application, we are here to help. For more polishing videos, make sure to check out our content below.
Here are a few of our many Youtube videos that demonstrate PushCorp’s automated polishing capabilities. In the videos below we demonstrate a variety of automated polishing applications using varous robot manufacturers.