Buffing

Mimic Buffing is a solution equipped with standard polishing software designed to refine small, intricate parts using either part-in-hand or tool-in-hand methods. Mimic Buffing supports orbital sanders, die grinders, and other types of tools required for the specific process.

 
 
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Automate surface processing with complete systems

Here are mechanical setup examples of how you are able to customise buffing to fit into your process with cobots and industrial robots. The machine’s state-of-the-art wet buffing capabilities are designed for and approved by Apple Inc. This means that the machine has been rigorously tested and meets Apple’s high standards for quality and safety.

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Part in hand – Single

Cobots or industrial robots
Universal Robots, Nachi, Fanuc and KUKA
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Part in hand – Double

Cobots or industrial robots
Universal Robots, Fanuc,Nachi and KUKA

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Tool in hand – Orbital

Cobots or industrial robots
Universal Robots, Fanuc, Nachi and KUKA

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High precision force control ensures quality output

Polishing is one of the last steps in surface processing, so getting it wrong will lead to a wasted part. Mimic Buffing is a standard robotic cell with a high-precision force-controlled buffing process. The high force control precision of the machine is a key feature that helps to ensure that the output quality is of the highest standard when automating polishing.

Configurable to any process need

Mimic Buffing can be used in tool-in-hand polishing and part-in-hand buffing. With the tool-in-hand approach, you mount a polishing tool to a robot and move it on the surface of the part, effective for large parts. The part-in-hand approach reverses this, the robot arm manipulates the part against a fixed polishing tool which is ideal for smaller parts.

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Different teaching methods

You can use different teaching methods to automate polishing with Mimic Buffing: teach by demonstration, point-to-point teaching, and CAD programming. Mimic technology records and edits buffing programs for complex, small workpieces. Point-to-point teaching enables simple buffing path programming with no experience needed. Users can also import 3D CAD files to apply buffing paths directly.

 

Transfer your movements to a robot and automate buffing

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Automate small productions with inconsistent batches and even one-of-kind pieces with 3D scanning and fast programming
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No need for difficult offline programming and only rely on CAD/CAM models
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Enables very flexible setups with lower requirements on fixation of the batches
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Automate repetitive manual tasks within surface finishing
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Reduce the amount of material waste caused by human error
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Tackle labor shortage

Transfer your movements to a robot and automate buffing

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Automate small productions with inconsistent batches and even one-of-kind pieces with 3D scanning and fast programming
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No need for difficult offline programming and only rely on CAD/CAM models
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Enables very flexible setups with lower requirements on fixation of the batches
640f0cce7c503325af02ed44 target.2 5
Automate repetitive manual tasks within surface finishing
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Reduce the amount of material waste caused by human error
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Tackle labor shortage

Supported Robots

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