Concrete precast part

Automated grinding

STS FERTIGTEILE
CONCRETE MANUFACTURER SINCE 2001

Headquarters: Oberwang, Austria

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PROCESS

100%
RELIEF
OF PERSONNEL

90%
DUST REDUCTION

24/7
Industry-
proven

Abrasive
Savings
Factor 30

Scope
of work

SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS

  Concrete precast part grinding
  Very exhausting manual labor
  Unhealthy working conditions
  Reapeatable grinding pattern
  Relief of staff

Material: Concrete

"With the flexible suction hood, you can get right up to the edge and into the corners. The constant contact force of the AAK 617 grinds the concrete as desired.

Martin Staudinger,
CEO,
STS Fertigteile

INITIAL SITUATION

Especially for inquiries of complex precast concrete parts in highest quality STS is considered as the best contact. The surfaces of fair-faced concrete, with various tested anti-slip classes, used to be processed in laborious, time-consuming manual work by trained specialists. This strenuous and very dusty activity is an enormous physical strain, which makes it increasingly difficult to recruit personnel for it. The company management was therefore anxious to counteract the labor shortage.

THE PROCESS

Together with accell, FerRobotics and ABB, a solution has been developed that performs the technologically demanding steps of "scanning and grinding" highly efficiently, repeatably and fully automatically. The 3D data of the precast concrete molds are directly transferred to a software and the surfaces to be processed are simply selected with a few clicks - without robot or programming knowledge. The stairs, balconies or other parts are then placed on the traversing table by forklift or overhead crane. The order data is read in, the system scans the component and passes the data on to the robot. The robot moves along the surfaces with predefined processing paths and the grinding tool (FerRobotics AAK 617 Concrete end effector) regulates the constant contact force according to the desired grinding pattern or anti-slip class.

THE AUTOMATION

It wouldn't work without FerRobotics' Active Compliant Technology. Sensitive, robot-assisted grinding with the FerRobotics Active Angular Kit AAK 617 Concrete is suitable for a wide variety of concrete surfaces. The specially developed suction hood offers, through automatic opening, the possibility to grind right into the corners and generally has an excellent suction performance. This ensures a reduction in dust formation and thus increased cleanliness of the plant. It was also important for STS that the system performs the processing of precast concrete parts without errors on a daily basis.

THE RESULT

  • Personnel relief and production optimization
  • Perfect surfaces as well as anti-slip classes and reproducible quality
  • Optimal use of the abrasive = Savings up to Factor 30

OUR EXPERTISE = YOUR BENEFIT

We see it as our task to offer you today what will solve your problems tomorrow and increase your competitiveness. Thanks to patented Active Compliant Technology solutions we achieve better results in quality and productivity for all those involved in these processes. You are welcome to receive all details about this project in the form of a fact sheet >>>

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