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Kinefac Introduces Robo-Roller Thread and Form Rolling System
April 8, 2006
Kinefac introduces its new Robo Roller flexible, quick changeover, automated production system for rolling threads, knurls, worms and other forms on bolts, shafts, and similar parts integrating a Fanuc robot with the new Kinefac MC-15 (CNC) Kine-Roller.
According to the companys press release, this enables the Robo-Roller user to provide automated rolling from a pallet system as shown at IMTS, bulk feed unit, hopper feed, manual load-unload station or in conveyorized system, as shown in the picture without safety guarding. It can handle parts weighing up to 3 lbs. provided there is some grippable feature.
The Kine-Trol computer numerical control rolling and part handling system on the Kine-Roller provides complete operator support to specify the thread size, thread length, and rolling die specifications, establish the rolling cycle and the die match. Robot programs are set up using a teaching pendant and are then stored.
Each die spindle has an independent servo drive system allowing numerically programmed rotational die match. The heavy-duty spindle and die actuation system has a maximum radial die load up of 70,000 lbs. and can accommodate dies up to 6 3/4" diameter and 4" face.