Force controlled polishing of painted surfaces using ArtiMinds RPS
VISOMAX COATING GMBH
Visomax Coating GmbH is a leading system provider for grinding and polishing processes and approached us shortly after they first heard about the ArtiMinds Robotics software products. They had been looking for a long time for a way to automate the polishing and grinding processes of their robots. The Robot Programming Suite from ArtiMinds seemed to be the perfect solution.
The application involved the detection of defects on different components , to force controlled approach these and polish them afterwards. This involved not only realizing the polishing process in the robot application, but also integrating the necessary sensor components. The defects are detected by a camera system that transmits the coordinates to the robot. The robot including the force-torque sensor and the polishing head should then take over the rest. The greatest challenge of this application are defects, which can be located at different places on each single component. Therefore conventional robot programming was not possible for this application.