New Axially-Complaint Finishing Tools

New Axially-Complaint Finishing Tools

The Flexfinish finishing tool for robotic and non-robotic material finishing operations is now available from ATI Industrial Automation (www.ati-ia.com). The Flexfinish has a vane-type air motor with gear reduction. Remotely adjusted air pressure controls and maintains constant axial force on the floating spindle allowing users to compensate for deviations in the part's profile. The rotating spindle is equipped with a 3/8 in. chuck to hold a variety of finishing devices including abrasive and wire brushes, sanding disks, polishing points and chamfering tools. The motor maintains a working spindle speed of 2,600 rpm and the compliance force is 3.2 to 16.7 pounds at air supply pressure of 5 to 60 psi. The entire tool weighs 7.25 lbs. and requires 390W of power at working speed. Optional sensing devices are available to detect the spindle and forward and retracted spindle positions. All units have a forward sensor that detects the tools engagement with the workpiece.

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