Robotic cutting

Many industries use robots in varying configurations, or “work cells,” to perform tasks that may be completed more efficiently and profitably than manual labor. In the past, robots were limited to those with very high production quantities, because teaching the robot was a lengthy and expensive process, often taking weeks to complete for a single part/job. However, recent robotic software programming developments, such as Hypertherm’s Robotmaster® offline programming software for robots, has significantly reduced programming time – what used to take weeks can now be done in minutes. As a result, robots are more commonly being used for low-volume, high-mix applications.

Typical uses include:

  • Cutting for applications such as domes and I-beams
  • Welding in automotive and other industrial applications
  • Machining operations
  • Painting / spray coating / thermal protection coating of molds
  • Polishing / sanding / grinding using a variety of tools and techniques including belt sanders, abrasive discs, wheels, laps, brushes, and pads
  • Deflashing of plastic molded parts
  • Dispensing of seals and adhesives

Process technologies used:

  • Plasma cutting
  • Laser cutting
  • Waterjet cutting
  • Routing
  • Sanding
  • Spraying
  • Taping

 

Robotmaster offline programming software for robots

Seamlessly integrates offline programming and robotic cell simulation to generate quick and error-free robot programs.

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