Router Trimming System provides means to trim large parts.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with 2 riser-mounted KMT AccuTrim R-110 robots inside steel enclosure, RoboTrim® RT-1200 features 2-sided, 12 ft rotating table that can support up to 1,000 lb on each side and accommodate part sizes up to 9 x 2 ft. Two-position table gives operators ability to load or unload parts on outside of cell while robot is trimming on inside. RouterVac® vacuum system keeps trimming area clean, while FANUC's Collision Guard software protects robot and fixture in event of collision.

Original Press Release:

KMT Robotic Solutions' New RoboTrim® RT-1200 Router Trimming System Provides 75 Percent Higher Throughput Than Traditional Five-Axis CNC's

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Nov. 11, 2007 - KMT Robotic Solutions Inc. introduced today the RoboTrim® RT-1200 - a cost-effective, turnkey robotic router trimming system that provides plastics and composite manufacturers with a flexible and reliable means to trim large parts. The RT-1200 system provides more than 75 percent higher throughput than traditional 5-axis CNC's (depending on the number of tool changes required), enabling it to produce more quality parts per hour.

"The system's 12-foot rotating wall, larger KMT AccuTrim® R-110 robots and increased spindle capacity enable it to trim the types of heavy plastic, fiberglass and composite parts that are too large to be processed on a RoboTrim RT-1000," said Chris Lutz, vice president of sales.

The RT-1200 standard model features two riser-mounted KMT AccuTrim R-110 robots inside a steel enclosure. The system's two-sided 12-foot rotating table can support up to 1000 pounds on each side and accommodate part sizes up to 9 feet long and 2 feet wide. The two position table allows for higher throughput by giving operators the ability to load or unload parts on the outside of the cell while the robot is trimming on the inside. The RT-1200's ergonomic design keeps the Cycle Start, Emergency Stop and other operator controls within easy reach, while the system's light curtains and other standard safety features keep the operator out of harms way. KMT's RouterWare® software saves valuable time by simplifying the programming process, while FANUC's Collision Guard software saves money by protecting the robot and fixture in the event of a collision.

Manufacturers also have the ability to customize the RoboTrim RT-1200 system to meet their needs. A variety of spindle sizes and options (automatic tool change, single and double-ended) are available to ensure the desired cut quality and cycle time. Software packages like KMT's System Calibration Tools enable users to quickly and accurately achieve process repeatability and provide a convenient means to transfer programs from one robot to another with little touch up. KMT's RouterVac® vacuum system keeps the trimming area clean and holds parts securely to the fixture for better trimming results. KMT also offers part programming services and specialized robot and process training.

KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills, Mich. KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 1500 systems installed around the world and more than 30 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing and supporting robotic automation solutions for manufacturing customers. With locations in Europe, the US and China, KMT is strategically positioned to serve the global market.

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