Aluminum is everywhere. Light, strong, and easy to work with, aluminum has become one of the most in-demand components of twenty-first-century manufacturing. As applications have increased, aluminum components have become more complex, with many more sizes, shapes, and complex features. For manufacturers, this additional complexity means more attention to detail, including deburring – an essential finishing process for safety and quality assurance.
One common challenge is removing burrs from aluminum parts that contain multiple angles, planes, bevels, slots, vents, and holes. For more than 4 decades, Abtex has been evolving along with the aluminum industry, creating new deburring solutions for the problems of the day … and designing customized deburring brushes and systems to enhance the quality and productivity of aluminum manufacturers worldwide. So it’s no surprise that Abtex engineers are leading the way in developing innovative robotic technologies for the efficient deburring of these complex aluminum parts.
All Abtex robotic projects begin with an engineering assessment of the deburring application and requirements. Completely removing burrs and radiusing edges will ensure that this part meets even the most stringent quality standards. Abtex engineers custom-design abrasive-filament brushes specifically for the application.
Each brush deburrs and radiuses critical edges.
Brush filament, abrasive, and construction are always selected and engineered for the specific task. Abtex’s decades of engineering expertise ensure that customized brush and robotic technology produce absolute precision and consistency in the deburring process.
The disc brush deburrs flat, machined surfaces and edges without dimensionally changing the workpiece. The disc brush was Abtex’s first product in 1980. It has been instrumental in Abtex’s worldwide leadership in aluminum deburring.
A composite-hub radial wheel brush ensures that edges are deburred and radiused for safe handling and precise fit.
A specially designed end brush is used to deburr and radius the precision contours and edges of highly engineered slots and other challenging features.
Some parts require a final pass to ensure that secondary burrs are completely removed. Today, Abtex engineers continue to lead the way in developing innovative technologies for the most efficient deburring of complex aluminum parts. The combination of custom-designed brushes and expertly programmed robotics ensures a perfect deburring solution for any aluminum application where precision, consistency, and productivity are required.