AMCAST today announced the newest addition to FAR S.p.A’s hi-tech steel castings manufacturing facility; a prototype robotic automation. The head of the FAR’s robotic department, Alan Memmola, has driven this project to develop a custom, high performance
robotic system, offering increased precision in the general and fine dimensional grinding of cast
alloy wear parts.
robotic system,offeringincreased precision in thegeneral andfine dimensional grinding of cast
alloy wear parts.
Pictured here is the latest in technology for steel casting manufacturing.
With a lifting capacity of 1760 lbs. and an overall reach of 65 in., this robotic automation has the ability of handling and manipulating heavy steel castings that would otherwise have to be lifted and positioned with overhead cranes.
This new technology effortlessly handlesand maneuvers parts, scanning and relaying information back to an external data management system, where it can later be used in the proceeding steps of the manufacturing process. This automation system is comprised of specified programs that manage all lifting,rotating,loading, and positioning of thesteel castings, particularly blow bars,onto the two stationsused for grinding the parts six lateral faces.
In this video,see the prototype during the calibration phase as it’s put to the test grinding recently cast blow bars.
The prototype plant, boaststwo machining cellsconsisting of two robotic armseach with 60kw spindles, 14 total tooling stations,measurement instruments, and four fully automatic workstations. This robotic system is particularly unique for its type of application ina steel manufacturingfoundry.
Pictured here, the prototype robotic automation precisely grinds a cast blow bar, preparing it for final QCchecks before being packaged for delivery
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