Cobot
Applications

Sensitive Processes
for small and medium lot sizes

Up to now, automated surface treatments were only reserved for very large batch sizes and thus mainly for large companies. However, small and medium-sized companies also have a variety of tasks that could benefit from tailor-made automation solutions. With FerRobotics’ tools the surface processing of small and very small series can now be automated easily and economically as complex manual and health-endangering work in the area of grinding, sanding, polishing and deburring can now being taken over by a cobot.

Auto-
motive

Car wing polishing

Scan and polish with CraftMate and ACF-Kit

Scan and polish with CraftMate software and ACF-Kit - Orbital Sander

The combination of CraftMate and ACF-Kit achieves best effects possible: easy path creation, exact force control, autonomous tolerance compensation and high precision. The ACF-Kit with its large selection of tools was especially developed for cobots to automate the surface treatment of small to middle lot sizes.

Automated deburring with ACF-Kit - Die Grinder

The ACF-Kit with its large selection of tools covers an extremely wide range of applications. The versatile and user-friendly plug & play tools are suitable for surface processing of almost all shapes and materials. Needless to say that the tool change is ingeniously simple and flexible.

Automated car wing polishing

With the AOK polishing and sanding processes can be automated easily. The package solution, consisting of an orbital sander and the Active Compliant Technology, is a Plug’n’Play solution that delivers high-quality results even for complex shaped parts. The system brings the crucial head start through automatic tolerance compensation, precise consistent contact force and low motor currents.

Automated polishing
Using the AOK905 for the automation of sanding or polishing processes is not a big effort. Fast and easy to program, the combination cobot and AOK achieves perfect polishing results in a constant high quality. The AOK905 autonomously compensates surfaces tolerances with consistent contact force.
Force-controlled gluing of door seals

In an automated process, the ACF guarantees the required pressing pressure for the perfect gluing of seals on vehicle doors. Also radii are handled easily. The reliable process security of the automated gluing process eliminates the problem of possible water ingress and guarantees a consistently high quality standard.

Contact-sensitive processing of carbon parts

The sensitive Active Compliant Technology follows the surface contour and independently levels the process-dependent tolerances. It produces the surface finish that is required for further processing and achieves the highest level of quality. Products made of carbon can thus be processed easily, reliably and automatically.

Automated deburring with the ACF-Kit - Small Angle Grinder

Using the, especially for cobots developed, ACF-Kit, deburring is as easy as it gets. The patented Active Compliant Technology ensures adjustable contact force and automatic tolerance compensation and therefore guarantees optimal quality. Thanks to the modular structure, the user-friendly Plug & Play tools can be changed within seconds.

Sanding with the ACF-Kit - Die Grinder
The ACF-Kit is presumably the simplest and most flexible cobot tool on the market for small and medium-sized companies. Equipped with the Active Compliant Technology the ACF-K automates even small batch sizes with minimal programming effort and almost no set-up time. Modular built, the Kit has been designed for surface processing of different shapes and materials.

General
Industry

Propeller grinding

Automated grinding with precise contact forces

Automated propeller grinding with the ACF-Kit - Die Grinder Angular

The ACF-Kit is presumably the simplest and most flexible cobot tool on the market and optimizes a wide range of previously manual surface treatments. Equipped with the Active Compliant Technology, the ACF-K offers a high degree of sensitivity and guarantees optimal process quality. The versatile and user-friendly plug & play tools are suitable for surface processing of almost all shapes and materials.

Automated deburring with the ACF-Kit - Belt File

The ACF-K is specially optimized for the needs of a flexible production of small lot sizes. Thanks to the modular structure, the user-friendly plug & play tools can be changed within seconds with no additional programming required in the application. With its large selection of tools the ACF-Kit covers an extremely wide range of applications.

Automated weld leveling with the ACF-Kit - Angle Grinder

Modular built, the Active Contact Flange Kit has been designed for surface processing of all kinds of different shapes and materials. With minimal programming effort and almost no set-up time the ACF-K automates almost every manual grinding work. Equipped with the patented Active Compliant Technology, the process force remains constant even with changing orientations.

Demonstration of tolerance compensation

With the unique Active Compliant Technology it is possible to compensate tolerances automatically in real time. Thus, it is possible to compensate tolerances with a collaborative robot without a safety stop. An ATC-optimized roboter offers force control as well as consistent contact force and therefore enables a high reproducable quality.

Automated brushing with the ACF-Kit - Die Grinder

The ACF-Kit with its large selection of tools covers an extremely wide range of applications. Due to the real time force control and the automatic tolerance compensation brushing with the ACF-Kit guarantees the highest quality possible. Flexible as it is, it can be either used as end of arm tool or as a static tool as shown in the video.

Automated sanding of acrylic glass

With its simple set up and easy programming, the AOK905 is beneficial to any production. Due to the automated tolerance compensation, the precise and consistent contact force and low motor currents the quality of the grinding results is on a highest level. A long operating life and low maintenance efforts are huge economic benefits.

Fully automated sanding of wooden parts

The Active Orbital Kit 905 sands or polishes complex shapes, edges and curves of shaped wooden parts with the exact constant contact force under interactive consideration of material-related tolerances. An automated sanding process of the sensitive material wood enables a reproducible, high quality standard as well as a significant expansion of production capacities.

Joining with integrated quality control

The ACF offers force control for both, pushing and pulling. That is why this equipment is the ideal automation solution for inserting plugs on car bodies. At the same time, the firm fit of the plug is checked, and all joining parameters are transmitted by the ACF to the control system. Each work step is precisely documented, enabling quality control to be carried out continuously and fully automatic.

Automated furniture sanding

With the unique ACF-Kit sanding and finishing of surfaces is easier than ever before. Due to the integrated tolerance compensation and force control, generated by the Active Compliant Technology, highest quality standards regarding surface conditions can be achieved. Besides saving time, due to the simple and quick job modulation, saving abrasives is a huge economic benefit.

Testing automated chrome-nickel grinding

The versatile ACF-Kit enables automated surface processing of various shapes and materials with almost no implementation effort. Due to its active force control and constant contact force all along the entire surface course, the ACF-Kit guarantees best possible grinding quality like on this chrome-nickel surface.

Testing automated steel grinding

The versatile ACF-Kit enables automated surface processing of various shapes and materials with almost no implementation effort. Due to its active force control and constant contact force all along the entire surface course, the ACF-Kit guarantees optimum grinding quality like on this steel surface.

Tolerance compensation with the ACF-Kit - Die Grinder

Thanks to the interactive compensation of surface tolerances and a guaranteed constant contact force, the ACF-Kit achieves exactly reproducible quality. Even with changing inclination the process force stays the same and does not require any additional programming effort.

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space

JOINING SEALING PLUGS

JOINING WITH INTEGRATED QUALITY CONTROL

Joining with integrated quality control

The ACF offers force control for both, pushing and pulling. That is why this equipment is the ideal automation solution for inserting plugs on car bodies. At the same time, the firm fit of the plug is checked and all joining parameters are transmitted by the ACF to the control system. Each work step is documented precisely, enabling quality control to be carried out continuously and fully automatic.

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