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Innovation award for fully automated deburring of castings


[Translate to Englisch:] Verleihung Innovationspreis an Alpine Metal Tech

Alpine Metal Tech was awarded 2nd place of the Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation for the project "ADoC - Automated Deburring of Castings"

ADoC - Automated Deburring of Castings is a fully automated deburring system for all kinds of castings, such as motor blocks, light alloy wheels or pumps and transmission housings. During the production of castings a burr is formed, the position of which varies depending on the process. Through the combination of a high-precision laser measuring system and a robot with a rigid spindle and a milling cutter, Alpine Metal Tech is able to compensate the position, variance and distortion individually for each single casting. Thus, a constant quality throughout the customer's entire casting production can be achieved. The exact deburring contours are recalculated for every component.  The robot path is adjusted accordingly for the subsequent deburring process.


Up to now, deburring has involved expensive, repetitive manual steps and thus inefficiency. This can now be completely avoided. The ADoC process provides consistent results, more thorough burr removal and lower running costs by eliminating the need for rework. The usual procedures are associated with high dust and fine particle contamination or the use of corrosive substances. With ADoC – Automated Deburring of Castings - innovation, this can be completely eliminated.


Special attention was given to simple operation and automated teach-in (using 3D models) of the different products and their processing contours.


The use of ADoC enables a fully automatic measurement and processing of a variaty of different products. Concerning Industry 4.0, the customer can use the determined data and corresponding algorithms to make further adjustments in his production and derive conclusions about his products.


The Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation was awarded the 27th time this year. A selected jury chooses companies with innovative solutions in various categories.


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