KUKA KR 500 robot in the metalworking industry
Two KUKA robots of type KR 500 FORTEC are used in metalworking applications at subcontractor IDS Casting Service GmbH, each in a separate robotic cell. Here, the heavy-duty robots perform finishing tasks on turbine casings for exhaust turbochargers.
Heavy-duty robot automates component finishing
The task of the two KR 500 FORTEC robots is to complete the finishing work on metal components. They use cutting and milling tools to remove projections from castings and put the finishing touches on turbine casings for the automotive industry. For this, the components are loaded into a special clamping fixture. During deburring, the heavy-duty robots remove sharp edges. Additionally, the robots machine the contours by rounding the edges. Since the components are made of stainless steel, the grippers of the KR 500 robots are fitted with special diamond-tipped tools that enable machining of the robust workpieces.