KC Robotics introduces Ultrasonic Trimming with advanced robotic cutting and trimming technology. KC Robotics’ Ultrasonic Trimming Cells will include a high-speed Yaskawa Motoman robot, fully integrated with NSK’s ultrasonic cutting tool and milling head.
NSK Unique Technology
- Cutting tool features a HSS carbide blade vibrating at 40 kHz
- 7th axis tool
- control ball
- navigation tool
- specialty blade profiles
- long ultrasonic blades
- blade sharpening station
- Compliance blace shape
Ultrasonic Robotic Trimming & Cutting Applications
Ultrasonic cutting offers a unique, environmentally-friendly replacement of waterjet and laser cutting for non-metallic materials, including plastics, foam, carpet, rubber, fiberglass and non-woven fabrics. The technology is ideal for low pressure mold processing, instrument panels and post-process molded part trimming.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Trimming
- Enhanced precision – improved trim quality
- High Speed cutting
- Cutting forces reduced by about 75%
- Productivity of cutting process improvement
- Reduced operating costs
- Small footprint
- Lean operation
- Energy efficient
- Clean and Eco-Friendly
KC Robotics will introduce the Ready-Trim Eco Cell at AUTOMATE 2017 in Chicago, April 3-6. The booth will feature both traditional routing and ultrasonic cutting & trimming. In one cell, a Yaskawa Motoman MH50 II – DX200 Robot and Controller will demonstrate traditional routing on ATV parts. In a separate cell, a Yaskawa Motoman MH24 – DX200 Robot and Controller utilizing NSK technology will provide live ultrsonic cutting and trimming on an assortment of materials.