Engine Parts Deburring

  • APPLICATION DESCRIPTION

    Parts Deburring has always been one of the most suitable applications for tricept. Due to the characteristics of tricept technology it is possible to apply high cutting forces while maintaining the required accuracy.

     

    At the beginning the tricept T60X family was coping with the deburring of aluminium parts. The needed forces and the tricept flexibility was a good combination for the tricept solution.

     

    Recently the tricept T805 has been used successfully for the mass production of engine parts deburring in cast iron. Today there are 4 tricepts T805 in the customer Fagor Ederlan Tafalla, where each cast iron block is attacked by two tricept T806 (six axis machine) at the same time.

    Deburring at Fagor

    In the photo above you can see the system. The part is located in a rotating table and two tricept T806 installed at 45 debur different parts of the iron block. Each tricept have one spindle with double axis, to be able to do a quick tool change by just rotating the sixth axis of the robot.

    The customer had a number of requirements for the application to become a reality:

    • First and most important. Flexibility. The system should handle more than 14 different geometries.
    • Inteligent. As each part can be slightly different from the casting, the system need to be able to identify the changes
    • Big stiffness. Deburring cast iron is needed so the machine to cope with it needs to have sufficient stiffness for that. In this case articulated robots where evaluated but they could not reach the requirements.
    • Quick. The system should be able to debur more than 120 blocks an hour.
    • Premachining. The system based on Tricept has an excellent accuracy so it is also used for premachining reference points in the part. In the future this accuracy availability could help to offer to the customers a cost saving, using the same machines to premachine the parts prior to the delivery.
    • Multitool. There are two tools in each spindle.