A FANUC R-2000iB/165F robot picks a running board from a fixture table and presents it to a series of sanding and buffing wheels to achieve a smooth mirror finish. During the process, the robot uses a gripper stand to re-orient the running board to ensure all areas are finished properly and consistently. This process utilizes multiple polishing and buffing wheels on each electric motor to maximize floor space, and minimize equipment and energy use.
The robot's six axis flexibility and long reach makes it ideal for processes requiring multiple stations and a large work envelope. The harsh environment created by the debris and high-speed sanding and buffing motors makes it unsuitable for manual labor. This video comes courtesy of Acme Manufacturing Company.
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