KC Robotics introduces Ultrasonic Trimming with advanced robotic cutting and trimming technology. KC Robotics’ Ready-Trim Eco Cells will include a high-speed Yaskawa Motoman robot, fully integrated with NSK’s ultrasonic cutting tool and milling head.
NSK Unique Technology
- Cutting tool features a HSS carbide blade vibrating at 40 kHz
- 7th axis tool
- control ball
- navigation tool
- specialty blade profiles
- long ultrasonic blades
- blade sharpening station
- Compliance blace shape
Ultrasonic Robotic Trimming & Cutting Applications
Ultrasonic cutting offers a unique, environmentally-friendly replacement of waterjet and laser cutting for non-metallic materials, including plastics, foam, carpet, rubber, fiberglass and non-woven fabrics. The technology is ideal for low pressure mold processing, instrument panels and post-process molded part trimming.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Trimming
- Enhanced precision – improved trim quality
- High Speed cutting
- Cutting forces reduced by about 75%
- Productivity of cutting process improvement
- Reduced operating costs
- Small footprint
- Lean operation
- Energy efficient
- Clean and Eco-Friendly
In April, 2015, Yaskawa announced a License Agreement between Yaskawa America and Nihon Shoryoku Kikai Co., Ltd (NSK) for exclusive rights in the Americas for the technology, manufacturing and sales of NSK’s ultrasonic cutting and deburring machines with 3-D profiling. KC Robotics has been chosen by Yaskawa as an exclusive integrator in the United States, Canada and Mexico of turn-key trimming and routing systems utilizing the Licensed Products.
KC Robotics will introduce the Ready-Trim Eco Cell at AUTOMATE 2017 in Chicago, April 3-6. The booth will feature both traditional routing and ultrasonic cutting & trimming. In one cell, a Yaskawa Motoman MH50 II – DX200 Robot and Controller will demonstrate traditional routing on ATV parts. In a separate cell, a Yaskawa Motoman MH24 – DX200 Robot and Controller utilizing NSK technology will provide live ultrsonic cutting and trimming on an assortment of materials.