ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) has introduced the CGV-900 Compliant Angle Grinder to provide an automated alternative to grinding and finishing by hand. The tool brings versatility to robotic grinding processes while reducing employee safety concerns.
The CGV-900 offers built-in compliance, allowing the unit to compensate for irregularities in part surfaces and maintain contact with a workpiece. The compliance force is adjustable, enabling users to fine-tune their finishing processes in real time. The CGV-900 also provides position sensing data to help indicate media wear. This lets users establish media replacement intervals, eliminating unexpected rework and downtime. Additionally, the data can be used for process verification.
The Compliant Angle Grinder contains a governed, vane-style motor which provides a more consistent speed during grinding and finishing processes. This ensures an even finish throughout the contact path of the tool.