The intensive finishing process guarantees short cycle times
During the deburring, edge radiusing or surface grinding process the processing bowl rotates at a pre-programmed speed of up to 80 RPM. The bowl rotation, combined with the robotic movement, creates an exceptionally high pressure between work pieces and grinding medium. This produces perfect and absolutely repeatable finishing results in comparatively low cycle times. After completion of the process the robot guides the finished work piece(s) past a rinse cleaning station before placing them in a defined position onto the next staging area.
Many applications - from intensive deburring to high gloss polishing
The possibility to store different treatment programs in the control panel makes surf finishing technology highly flexible. The combination of different processing media and processing modes (dry or wet), along with the rotational speed of the processing bowl, the movement of the robots and the immersion angle, allows for a broad spectrum of applications. These applications range from aggressive deburring and edge radiusing, to intensive surface grinding and high gloss polishing, with surface readings as low as Ra = 0.04 µm (1.6 micro inches) – all while occurring in a fully automatic process and on specific, targeted surface areas.
Customer-specific designs perfectly integrated into manufacturing lines
Supplied with different processing bowl dimensions, the Surf-Finisher can be easily adapted to practically any customer requirements. For example, the processing bowl with a diameter of 1,800 mm (6 feet) offers sufficient space to process relatively large work pieces, like turbine components. While running in wet mode, the Surf-Finisher is equipped with an automatic compound and water dosing unit. Various systems for cleaning and recycling of the process water are also available.
Moreover, peripheral equipment like external transport systems and/or a rinse cleaning station can be easily incorporated. Through clearly defined interfaces the Surf-Finisher can be integrated into fully automated manufacturing lines without any difficulties. Characterized by its high process flexibility, wide range of applications and fully automatic operation with absolutely repeatable finishing results, Rösler Surf-Finishing Technology fulfills the most stringent surface quality requirements for precision components with a high degree of process stability and cost efficiency.