The Sanding Cobot system provides mobile, semi-automatic surface sanding. The system leverages Broetje‘s modular toolbox for lightweight collaborative robotics and combines the industry-proven UR10e positioning system with an interchangeable, custom-built end effector that uses a Mirka sanding head. No programming is required thanks to the robot‘s automatic path generation. The system is mounted on a mobile rolling base and can be operated by the worker without lengthy training. This allows the system to be used from lot size 1. The Sanding Cobot system is capable of roughening surfaces of all types in preparation for painting in various industries such as aerospace, shipbuilding, automotive and wind turbine manufacturing. The safety system enables applications in a collaborative environment with humans.

Technical Data

Sanding End-Effector

  • Rotating Speed: 4000-10000 rpm Grinding disc diameter: 77 / 125 / 150 mm
  • Standard sanding speed: 15 mm/s Sander by Mirka
  • Pressure force: 30 – 90 N Gimbal for automatic adaption to surface Fully adjustable handles

Robotic Arm

  • Universal Robots UR10e off the shelf with Orbit: 5 mm (excentric) URCap Finishing CoPilot
  • Reachability: 1300 mm
  • 6 Axis
  • Weight: approx. 35 kg, Payload: 10 kg
  • Reachability: 270° on both working sides
  • Vacuum / Power supply (230V) from the top
Ergonomic working environment with a light robot system and a state of the art safety system.

This light robot system provides a safe and ergonomic working environment for industrial processes.

Special Features

Full process integration by Broetje-Automation

  • State-of-the-art safety systems including CE conformance in compliance with ISO TS 15066
  • Force controlled robot movement
  • Automatic adaption to surface
  • Ideal surface contact thanks to integrated Gimbal
  • No programming required
  • Ergonomic working
  • 2 Presets for Sanding and Polishing
  • Adjustable handles
  • Entire process can be controlled at the endeffector: handguiding, teach-in, start/stop, presets
  • Automatic path creation
  • Optional: autonomous guided vehicle platform (AGV)
Manual teaching of the collaborative robot for an automated sanding application.

Endeffector based process control, handguiding and teach-in possible.

Marc Fette (left), CEO of CTC GmbH and his team welcomed the new robotic AFP system at the premises of CTC in Stade.

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