Air Tools / Pneumatic Tools use the compressed air supplied by the air compressor to drive the air motor to work. It can be used in the harsh environment of flammable, explosive, dusty, damp and shock. It is widely used in modern machinery manufacturing, ship building, automobile assembly / repair, construction and decoration, metal / stone / wood processing and many other indusrtries. It does not pollute the environment, has long working life, simple structure and easy maintenance. Air Tools are widely used in the vehicle production process of cutting, grinding, polishing, spraying, assembly and fastening, is the modern mass production of large quantities of indispensable of the important tooling equipment.
|2 inch air polisher with robot Orbital
|Air Inlet Size
|About 5-7 days after having received the deposits.
Applied to surface finishing process of mass production for electronic products shell parts, car wheel frame and wooden parts.
Mounted with robot arm for processing in automated manufacturing line, which will greatly improves overall work efficiency.
Additionally designed with built-in stainless ball bearing for water-proof as optional solution. (Our standard model is applied with normal ball bearing)
The robot sanding kit is compatible with both kaibao sanding tools, both of which are popular in industrial settings.
Here is a quick guide to using KAIBAO tools with your robot:
At the time of writing, there currently 10 KAIBAO orbital sander models that are compatible with the sanding kit. You can find a complete list on the Product Sheet.
The difference between all of these tools usually comes down to the size of the sanding disk and the orbit pattern. Heavy-duty tasks benefit from a larger orbit pattern whilst fine tasks benefit from smaller orbit pattern.
To achieve sanding or polishing with your robot, you will need the following items:
Sanding kit — The sanding kit contains all of the items to get started, including the bracket, sanding media, tool, and software.
Your chosen tool — Whichever Mirka tool you have chosen, you will need to choose this at the time of purchasing the sanding kit (though if you already have a KAIBAO bracket, you can get an additional one for Mirka without requiring a whole new kit).
Pneumatic supply — You will need to have a supply to run the air sander, with enough performance to at least provide enough to match the specifications of the tool.
Abrasive media — See our guide on How to Pick the Right Abrasive for Robot Sanding.
Apart from the pneumatic supply — which many manufacturers already have — all of these components come provided in the kit. Compared to the other ways to automate a sanding task, this makes it a comparatively easy purchase.
Programming your robot sanding tool is a very simple task. It only takes a few minutes to attach the tool to the end of the robot's wrist and the graphical tool provided by Finishing Copilot allows you to program complex shapes quickly and easily.
The best way to learn how to program the tool is to use the free Robotiq eLearning course dedicated to the sanding tool. It teaches how to install the kit and teach a trajectory for your finishing application.
If you are stuck picking the specific KAIBAO tool that you would like to use for your task, why not get in contact with one of our team?
If you'd prefer to do some more reading yourself, you can find out more in our article: Sanding Tools: 7 Steps to Pick the Best Tool for a Robot.