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KMT Robotic Solutions’ New RoboTrim® RT-1900 Routing System Improves Large Part Trimming, Productivity

POSTED 08/11/2008

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Sept. 16, 2007 – KMT Robotic Solutions Inc. introduced today its new RoboTrim® RT-1900  - a flexible, cost-effective robotic router trimming system that helps plastic and composites manufacturers trim more quality parts per hour, improve uptime and increase employee safety.

“The RT-1900 is our largest standard machine yet for high throughput automated trimming of plastics and composites,” said Routing Systems Sales Manager Paul Schuch.  “It compliments our other standard trimming solutions.”

The RT-1900 standard model features an inverted, rail-mounted KMT AccuTrim® R-110 robot inside a steel enclosure with side access door and safety interlocks. The rail provides the robot with the ability to move up to 4.5 meters. The system’s two-sided 19-foot rotating servo table can support up to 700 pounds on each side and accommodate part sizes up to 13 feet long and 5 feet wide. The two position table allows for higher throughput by giving operators the ability to load or unload parts on the outside of the cell while the robot is trimming on the inside. The RT-1900’s ergonomic design keeps the Cycle Start, Emergency Stop and other operator controls within easy reach, while the system’s light curtains and other standard safety features keep the operator out of harms way. KMT’s RouterWare® software saves valuable time by simplifying the programming process, while FANUC’s Collision Guard software saves money by protecting the robot and fixture in the event of a collision.

The RT-1900 system can be customized to meet manufacturer’s unique needs.  A variety of spindle sizes (up to 10hp) and options (automatic tool change, single and double-ended) are available to ensure the desired cut quality and cycle time. KMT’s RouterVac vacuum system hold parts securely to the fixture and removes chips from the trimming area. Optional software packages like KMT’s System Calibration Tools enable users to quickly and accurately achieve process repeatability, while KMT/FANUC TrimPro® software allows users to program the robots while the system is in production and optimize cycle time by creating simulated work cells. Customers can also take advantage of KMT’s programming assistance, training classes and in-house fixture department. 

KMT Robotic Solutions was formed in December of 2006 with the union of KMT Cutting Systems in Ronneby, Sweden and Robotic Production Technology in Auburn Hills, Mich.  KMT Robotic Solutions has more than 1500 systems installed around the world and more than 30 years experience developing, designing, building, servicing and supporting robotic automation solutions for manufacturing customers. With locations in Europe, the US and China, KMT is strategically positioned to serve the global market.