Sanding applications for collaborative robots (cobots) normally require many inter-communicating hardware and software components. Integration is complex and time consuming, but RARUK Automation says there is now a quick and easy solution.

Not only is the newly developed sanding kit easy to integrate, the company says that it also reduces programming time from hours to minutes. Quality of finish and productivity are increased, while the risk of sanding injuries is minimised. The latest addition can be used to finish wood, plastic, metal, fibreglass and carbon fibre.

Robotiq’s sanding kit can be fitted to any of the Universal Robots available from RARUK Automation.