Weld bead finishing

The system uses a progression of abrasive media to grind and polish weld beads on a stainless steel frame. In-process measurements compensate for variability in the frame position and the size of the bead to deliver consistent results.

Welded frame corner

Automation for safety and productivity

Personal spacing is one means to keep workers safe. But factory workspaces are often most efficiently configured with people working in close proximity. Separation cannot be achieved without reducing production capacity. But what if you could add robots and both provide spacing and increase productivity? In this conceptual arrangement of […]


Reliable assembly with contact sensing and force control

The Touch Robot’s adaptability is demonstrated by assembling heat-set threaded inserts in a plastic injection molding. The videos first show how an imprecisely positioned part is located and the insert bottomed out in the pilot hole by using contact detection. Then, the insert is heated, and with steady force, pressed […]


Abrasive cutoff added to tool list

For those times when it is better to surgically cut away material rather than grinding it to dust or turning it into chips, the Touch Robot can employ a cutoff wheel. This can allow more material to be reclaimed!