Deburring housings with KUKA Industries
KSM Castings has invested in a new dual casting line that is perfectly meshed, offers short cycle times and produces transmission housings for automotive manufacturers in the USA.
In the dual system, a robot alternately picks up the housings arriving on the two conveyors and transfers them to the fine deburring presses from KUKA Industries. The machining of the cast part is completed in a sawing and milling station in a finishing cell. At the end of the process, defect-free housings are placed on corresponding pallets for automatic onward transportation. This notwithstanding, it is possible to offload faulty (NOK) parts after each individual machining step at any point in the system.
The Obernburg-based company unites its decades of experience in the fields of automation and presses together with all systems and components in a single central controller. Due to the central finishing and transfer station, the complex system with its duplicated design gets by with a total of just five robots, two coarse deburring presses and two fine deburring presses.