EcoTrim workcell with ultrasonic cutting technology
March 1, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 1, 2017 – Yaskawa Motoman describes its EcoTrim workcell as an economical pre-engineered solution for high-speed ultrasonic cutting, trimming, deburring and chamfering applications.
The workcell’s ultrasonic cutting technology replaces waterjet, laser cutting, hard tooling and manual trimming or routing methods, says the company, adding that because the blades can be sharpened many times, it requires lower operating, maintenance and consumable costs. Boasting a slim design and efficient operation, EcoTrim promises to be a lean and sustainable alternative that has minimal requirements such as power, water and enclosures. Possible applications for the workcell include automotive interior components such as door trim, steering wheels, instrument panels, consoles and HVAC molded components, as well as all injected, vacuum, rotational or blow molded parts for general industry usage.
EcoTrim is available in two standard models (EcoTrim 1000 and EcoTrim 6200), or as a custom turnkey solution configured to specific needs. EcoTrim 1000 features a single Motoman MH24 robot with an ultrasonic cutting tool, which features built-in compliance to keep the blade tight against part fixtures for precise and repeatable cuts, it says. EcoTrim 6200 is a dual robot workcell that provides 360° access on long parts. This model features two MH24 robots, a RM2-755SL AC servo-driven headstock/tailstock and is available with an ultrasonic cutting tool or a hybrid tool.