Sanding Robot Cell

Automatic Sanding Robot

In collaboration with Flex Trim, Eltronic developed a robot sanding solution to increase output and to spare workers from the taxing sanding process done by hand. The result was a robot cell capable of sanding items at a speed approximately 6 times faster than the previous manual process.

ABOUT FLEX TRIM

Flex Trim is a Danish company specializing in sanding equipment for many kinds of materials. They deliver very high quality products and has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

PROJECT FACTS

Task:

A client, processing large quantities of items wanted an automatic solution to replace their current manual sanding process.

Major requirements where:

  • High quality sanding
  • Quickly change between sanding strips types
  • Higher output (faster sanding)

Solution:

  • Fully automatic sanding system with high OEE
  • Flexible sanding drum interface, making it possible to switch between sanding drums/strips without operator involvement.
  • HMI: easy adjustment of sanding parameters to ensure perfect sanding and to test new products with specific parameters

Result:

  • Fever operational costs per product
  • High level of process stability
  • Increased production capacity
  • Reduced hard manual labour significantly

Sanding very large items?

Then take a look at the Eltronic SAS: Semi-Automatic Sander:

The semi-automated sanding unit from Eltronic is an advanced robotic solution, which performs sanding treatment of any type and size of wind turbine components. The actual blade sanding process is fully-automatic the unit is able to detect the shape of the blade without pre-programming, and it is operated by one operator only, controlling the unit by simply pushing a hold-to-run button. Due to an integrated dust suction system, well-known issues with dust in the production facility are reduced to a minimum, and as a result, the working environment is significantly improved. Compared with manual sanding, a semi-automated sanding unit will perform the treatment faster, more efficient and with a much more consistent finish.

Would you like to optimize your production as well?

If you experience demand fluctuations and the need for a flexible and modular production system, please contact me for a talk about how we can help you optimize your production and reduce costs.


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Morten Svendsen Nordli

VP Production Systems