Press Release Summary:
Flexdeburr radially-compliant tools have floating air-turbine motor and spindle arrangement that provides deburring tip's radial compliance to perform consistently on irregular part patterns. Pneumatically controlled tools allow cutting bit to follow part profile, maintaining constant force on part surface. Pivot bearing provides radial movement. Tool requires clean, dry, non-lubricated air for spinning cutting file and applying radial force.
Original Press Release:
Innovative Deburring Technology Showcased at IMTS 2004
ATI Industrial Automation, a leading engineering-based world developer of robotic peripheral equipment, will be introducing Flexdeburr, a new line of radially-compliant deburring tools for robotic and CNC applications at IMTS 2004, Booth #6241, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, September 8-15. The Flexdeburr models are patent-pending, radially-compliant deburring tools for robotic and automated deburring applications. The innovative deburring tools have a unique floating motor and spindle arrangement that provides the deburring tip's radial compliance to perform consistently on irregular part patterns.
Conventional automated deburring tools can perform adequately along a straight edge or surface, with little or no compliance for cavities or protrusions, but fail when part tolerances or paths are not exact. The inherent design of the pneumatically controlled Flexdeburr allows the cutting bit to accurately follow the part profile, maintaining a constant force on the part surface. A constant force during deburring is the most successful method for automatic applications.
The Flexdeburr has an air-turbine motor and spindle arrangement mounted within a durable housing and uses a pivot bearing to provide radial movement. The tool mounts to a robot, CNC machine, or fixture and requires clean, dry, non-lubricated air for spinning the cutting file as well as applying radial force. The Flexdeburr is available in several models in a variety of size and RPM ranges.
Other ATI Industrial Automation products include Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Crash Protection Devices and Compliance Devices. Our mission is to provide customers with high-quality robotic peripheral devices, tooling and sensors that enhance customer profitability by increasing the effectiveness, flexibility and safety of their automation applications.
For additional information about Flexdedurr and other robotic peripheral equipment visit Booth #6241 at the show, or contact Tyler Townsend, ATI Industrial Automation, 1031 Goodworth Drive, Apex, NC 27539, phone 919-772-0115, fax 919-772-8259, www.ati-ia.com.