This bumper polishing system utilizes a Fanuc six-axis robot that automatically picks up the bumper from a load / unload turntable and manipulates the movement of the bumper through a series of heavy duty grinding and buffing operat ions. Steel and aluminum bumpers that weigh up to 100 pounds each are processed through abrasive belt grinding heads, abrasive flap wheel polishing heads and buffing wheel wi t h compound workstations. Many of the bumpers are then chrome plated. Production rates vary depending upon the raw material and number of operations.
Typically, robotic truck bumper polishing will increase productivity five to one over manual operations. This totally integrated system is enclosed in an inter locked safety room enclosure to maintain dust, noise and entry conditions.
The robotic finishing solution provides the flexibi lity of handling multiple style bumpers, part finish consistency, increased productivity and overal l consumables and labor cost savings.