Abtex Corp’s Small-Space Deburring System Creates Big Productivity Gains for Automotive Manufacturer
Thu October 13, 2016
DRESDEN, NY, October 13, 2016 – For a long-time customer in the automotive manufacturing industry, Abtex Corp. has used its patented Tri-Ten technology combined with a combination of robotics and a custom-designed circular table to create a powerful system that deburrs nearly 500 fineblanked parts per hour while taking up only 12 square feet of manufacturing floor.
Abtex’s time-tested Tri-Ten technology offers the deburring power of three 10-inch nylon filament abrasive brushes revolving at up to 1500 RPM under a planetary head that moves to deburr the parts without affecting their surface dimensions.
To move the fineblanked parts efficiently through the deburring process in a compact space, Abtex used a 6-axis Fanuc robot to feed a customized, non-magnetic table containing 14 changeable nests that hold parts during deburring. The system incorporates inflow and outflow conveyors to move parts efficiently through the operation.
The system, which currently deburrs a minimum of 480 parts per hour, is designed to efficiently handle twice that volume with no additional equipment required.
More information is available at www.abtex.com .
About Abtex Corp.
Since 1980, Abtex Corporation has been providing integrated brush/machine deburring solutions to the North American manufacturing industry. The company supplies filament brushes and custom-designed deburring machines for a wide variety of machined-part, aluminum-extrusion, fine-blanked, and powdered-metal applications. Customers include manufacturers such as automotive Tier 2 & Tier 3 parts producers. For more information, please go to www.abtex.com .