Sur­face pro­cessing by robots

Pol­ishing – Grinding – Gluing – Debur­ring – Painting with ArtiMinds RPS

ArtiMinds RPS com­bines offline and online pro­gram­ming in a unique way to solve appli­ca­tions requiring pre­cise tool paths. Easily create tool paths based on the CAD geom­etry of your parts or import a tool path directly from your CAD file. Quickly check for col­li­sions and reach­a­bility to figure out the best layout of your robot cell. Con­nect to the real robot to cal­i­brate the robot pro­gram, teach key poses and opti­mize parameters.

The chal­lenges of robot-based sur­face pro­cessing, such as debur­ring, pol­ishing or grinding, lie in the com­pen­sa­tion of tol­er­ances, the pro­gram­ming of sensor-adap­tive processes and the han­dling of com­plex geome­tries. Fur­ther­more the inte­gra­tion of force-torque sen­sors, camera sys­tems or spe­cial tools and the inter­ac­tion with the robot requires spe­cial pro­gram­ming skills.

The inno­v­a­tive func­tion­al­i­ties of the ArtiMinds RPS enable the most diverse forms of sur­face pro­cessing. For example, thanks to the easy import of CAD files, robot motion paths can be sim­u­lated and cre­ated automatically.

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Appli­ca­tion example: Deburring

The removal of burrs is a common step in the post pro­cessing of metal and plastic injec­tion moulded parts. Since these can have com­plex geome­tries, path plan­ning for debur­ring is dif­fi­cult to imple­ment. For this pur­pose the CAD2Path tool of the ArtiMinds RPS can be used. The CAD2path tool allows to import CAD model geome­tries into the RPS and to gen­erate paths along a con­tour. In addi­tion, the ori­en­ta­tion of the TCP to the imported path is adjustable which is impor­tant for debur­ring operations.

Thanks to the large number of sup­ported robots and periph­eral devices as well as seam­less online and offline pro­gram­ming, the ArtiMinds RPS soft­ware offers optimal sup­port for robot-based sur­face pro­cessing tasks. Whether you need to to solve tasks like grinding with con­stant con­tact pres­sure, pol­ishing detected defects, full-sur­face pol­ishing or debur­ring of com­po­nents with com­plex geome­tries – ArtiMinds RPS delivers the right robust robotic pro­gram for all challenges.


ArtiMinds Robotics - Polishing - Grinding - Gluing - Deburring - Painting

Fur­ther appli­ca­tion examples:

  • Pol­ishing and buffing of surfaces
  • Grinding and debur­ring of edges and corners
  • Glue bead dispensing
  • Painting

Indus­trial exam­ples – short videos of real cus­tomer applications


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With ArtiMinds RPS, automa­tion solu­tions are pos­sible where classic robot pro­gram­ming reaches its limits. Read the detailed report on how Visomax Coating GmbH was able to develop new robot appli­ca­tions for force-con­trolled sur­face pro­cessing with the help of ArtiMinds RPS.

Why ArtiMinds Robotics?

With its sensor-adap­tive and intel­li­gent pro­gram tem­plates, ArtiMinds RPS meets the diverse require­ments of sur­face pro­cessing. Due to the hard­ware inde­pen­dence and the simple inte­gra­tion of force-torque and vision sen­sors, you ben­efit twice: You have a robust automa­tion solu­tion and yet remain flex­ible in your hard­ware setup and application.

>>READ THIS BLOG POST: Set­ting up auto­mated grinding appli­ca­tions faster

High­lights of ArtiMinds RPS for sur­face processing:

  • Easy tool path gen­er­a­tion from CAD
  • Force-con­trolled, sensor-adap­tive movements
  • Col­li­sion checks and reach­a­bility tests

As a leading solu­tion and soft­ware provider for demanding robot appli­ca­tions, ArtiMinds Robotics sup­ports you in all phases of your automa­tion project: from plan­ning & pro­gram­ming, com­mis­sioning and oper­a­tion up to analysis and opti­miza­tion. We would be happy to show you the pos­si­bil­i­ties in a short online demo!

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You want to inte­grate new and flex­ible automa­tion processes into your workflows?

ArtiMinds is a leader in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive and sophis­ti­cated robot automa­tion solu­tions, whether as a par­tial or overall con­cept. Our experts will be happy to pro­vide you with advice and sup­port from con­cep­tual design to imple­men­ta­tion. Get in touch – our spe­cial­ists will pro­vide you with com­pre­hen­sive advice and work with you to develop an ini­tial con­cept or fea­si­bility study.

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In just a few min­utes, we will show you how to plan, pro­gram, operate, ana­lyze and opti­mize robot appli­ca­tions cost-effi­ciently, intu­itively and easily with ArtiMinds RPS.

The non-binding free online demo is the per­fect way to get a first impres­sion of the soft­ware, the appli­ca­tion port­folio and if it suits your needs.

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