The RoboTrim RT-1000 trimmer/router is a new system designed specifically for thermoformers, injection and blow molders, and rotomolders.
The RoboTrim RT-1000 trimmer/router is a new system designed specifically for thermoformers, injection and blow molders, and rotomolders. New from Robotic Production Technology (RPT), Auburn Hills, Mich., the system reportedly can provide 50% higher throughput than traditional five-axis CNC trimmers used by these processors. Accuracy Enhancement software allows for quick changeovers between parts. The system is designed to use one or two Fanuc M-16iB jointed-arm robots and a servo-controlled, 10-ft-diam. turntable that holds 1000 lb on each side. It indexes 180° in 3 sec. The system comes with the Fanuc Robotics portable iPendant and RPT RouterWare programming. Options include automatic tool changer and RPT’s Compliant Knife for deflashing, RouterVac vacuum system for part hold-down and chip removal, and TrimPro off-line programming software.