ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION introduced the AOV-10 axially compliant orbital sander, specifically designed for robotic surface preparation and finishing. With built-in compliance, it is well-suited for various robotic applications, even those that require a light touch.
A pneumatically actuated compliance mechanism allows for dynamic control of contact forces, adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of applications. Double-acting motion offsets the weight of the tool to produce the desired finish no matter how it is oriented. Users can mount the AOV-10 directly to their robot or to a fixture, in any orientation, including upside-down.
The design is compact and lightweight, which suits a range of robot sizes and types, from cobots to industrial models.
ATI’s robotic sander is optimized with 3M abrasives and includes a media kit of sanding discs and backup pads, allowing many users to easily implement robotic sanding processes. Robotic sanding and surface treatment with ATI’s AOV-10 and 3M media ensures consistent processing using familiar media while keeping workers safe and reducing some uncertainties associated with a new automation project.
ATI’s axially compliant orbital sander provides a direct replacement for manual surface preparation and finishing techniques; high quality results without the safety hazards or compromised labor. Automation with a robot and an AOV-10 end-effector keeps employees away from undesirable conditions, but also overcomes process variation due to part misalignment, part geometry inconsistency, or robot path deviations. This programming process becomes quicker and easier, and the overall quality of the process increases, driving down overall costs.
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