Munich, June 21, 2007 - Parts for automotive interiors typically have very complex geometries. KraussMaffei's Routing Star is a compact, high-performance cutting cell capable of postprocessing these parts rapidly and cleanly.
Parts are fed into the cutting cell using a fast-operating turntable on a horizontal axis. Machining starts within 3 seconds. The newly developed revolving-sliding doors that guard the intake area combine optimal safety with optimal access.
The Routing Star has cutter changing stations, accessible from outside the working area, so that cutters can be changed without interrupting processing. A Routing Star can be equipped with one or two robots to match application requirements. Almost any brand of robot can be integrated. The Routing Star is a compact machine with a small footprint that saves valuable space on the production floor.
Significant reduction in cleaning effort
In designing the Routing Star, KraussMaffei deliberately set out to reduce cleaning effort, for example, by planning smooth surfaces with no narrow gaps or tight corners. The robot foot and cabling are recessed into a smooth platform to keep dust from collecting. Routing waste drops directly down through the gap between the fixture support arms onto a conveyor belt below. The conveyor belt itself pulls out for fast and easy cleaning. Smooth, seamless cladding inside the routing cell makes for easy cleaning.
The Routing Star adds fast and flexible milling to KraussMaffei's range of automated punching systems for plastic components. With systems and know-how across the different techniques, KraussMaffei is in a position to give customers independent advice on the best process for their special requirements, including the option of combining the two technologies.
KraussMaffei at K2007 in Hall 15, Stand A23/B24/C24
Routing Star sets the new standard for postprocessing complex plastic products.
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