Kinefac Introduces New Automated Production System
April 6, 2006—Kinefac is introducing a new Robo-Roller, which is a quick changeover, automated production system for rolling threads, knurls, worms and other forms on bolts, shafts and other parts. The system integrates a Fanuc robot with Kinefacs MC-15 FI CNC Kine-Roller.
Robo-Roller users perform automated rolling from a pallet system, bulk feed unit, hopper feed, manual load/unload station or in a conveyorized system without safety guarding. The Robo-Roller can handle parts weighing up to 3 lbs. if there is some grippable feature.
The Kine-Trol computer numerical control rolling and part handling system on the Kine-roller provides operator support to specify the thread size, thread length and rolling die specifications to establish the rolling cycle and die match. Robot programs are set up using a teaching pendant and then stored.
Each die spindle has an independent servo drive system allowing numerically programmed rotational die match. The heavy-duty spindle and die actuation system has a maximum radial die load up to 70,000 lbs. and can accommodate dies up to 6.75" diameter and faces of 4.5".
Kinefacs Kine-Spin/Barret Division is also introducing a new portable unit for effectively removing solid contaminants from coolant and lubricant fluids used in grinding, lapping, honing, wire drawing, deep drawing and other metalworking processes.
The unit uses the Barrett Clarifuge to remove the abrasive swarf, material coating residue, tramp metal particles and similar contaminants that are generated in metalworking.
The centrifuge and clari-clean centrifuge cowl cleaner are mounted on a cart and supplied with an 8 GPM circulation system. According to the companys press release, this allows the fluid cleaning operation to be brought to the machine and operate until the coolant or lubricant supply and machine reservoir and sump are restored to normal operating conditions.
With the new system, removed contaminants are collected in a standard drum located on the cart, and therefore, the portable fluid recover unit can perform numerous machine operations before it must be returned to the location where contaminants are discarded in a hazard-controlled manner.
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