Grinding and Deburring

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Manual grinding is the most expensive cleaning operation. The work is strenuous, noisy, and dirty and operators are subject to eye injuries, vibration induced and posture related ailments (i.e., back strain). A high turnover of personnel and recruiting problems are often experienced. For these reasons, the use of an industrial robot for grinding operations is an attractive solution.


Material Removal Rate Industrial Robot Wheel Wear Cleaning Work Hydraulic Motor 


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