The CraftMate software automates grinding processes of automotive die-blocks and gave unexpected advantages during the COVID-19 situation.
Hesheng Metal was in need of an automated solution to optimize their production of automotive die-blocks as their current manual grinding process gave them the following challenges:
To solve these challenges Nordbo Robotics used the unique AutoPath teach method to generate the robot path on a 3D point cloud and make it possible to configure a new grinding program within minutes. By creating a fixture and securing the part to be in the same position, the program can be repeated when there is a batch of identical die-blocks. Using the Nordbo Robotics NRS-6 Force Torque sensor at the end of the robot arm it is ensured that the correct amount of force is applied to the product during the grinding process, increasing output consistency.
The robot precision and repeatability together with Nordbo Robotics CraftMate software and force control ensured consistent quality output and gave Hesheng the following results:
Hesheng Metal is a national high-tech enterprise specializing in the research, development, and application of heat treatment of office automation hardware products, surface treatment of automotive molds, metal surface modification and metal material technology. It is the first metal surface treatment technology service provider in China that provides integrated solutions for mold steel, vacuum heat treatment, TD processing and HKS-G processing for the tooling and mold manufacturing industry.