The DF-6 Automation is a fully automatic drag finishing machine for the deburring, edge-rounding and polishing of cutting tools. The workpieces are loaded and unloaded by means of a 6-axis Fanuc robot with a reach of 890 mm.
Changeover time is considerably reduced by storing 36 workpieces in a temporary storage area. In addition, the storage area incorporates predefined workpiece positions, for example for clamping thread-cutting taps along the whole length of the shaft.
A sensor monitors the changeover process in order to prevent malfunctions caused for example by incorrectly mounted chucks. The main functions are monitored and any faults that occur are indicated in the display.