The SF RLS (robot loading system) is our
answer to questions related to automation and
integration in modern production lines, such
as in the automotive or tooling industries.
The ZOTEC SF RLS can also be fi tted with the
newly developed pulse drive. This allows users
to meet the demanding speed, quality and reliability
requirements in mass production. It also
offers three workpiece holders, allowing three
workpieces to be processed simultaneously
and changed during the process. These three
workpiece holders are cycled and can be controlled
individually. This enables users to deburr
and round workpieces in seconds, or smooth
and polish them from Ra 0.4 μm to Ra 0.1 μm.
The machine therefore achieves Rpk values of
up to 0.1 μm in a few minutes, without affect ing
the contour of the workpiece.
The ZOTEC SF RLS
can be easily integrated as a key element of any
production line. Depending on the pe riphery
and cycle time, the grippers can be fi tted
either manually or fully automatically. With its
modular design, the machine can easily adapt
to cycle times of often just a few seconds.
Automated loading system by robot
Maximum workpiece diameter 3 – 26 mm (more diameters are planned)
Maximum workpiece length 250 mm (other lengths on request)
Adapter for collets with interface HSK available
3 independent lifting units
A workpiece can be changed on one station while the other two are in processing
Short changeover times and an extremely high output
Ideal choice for handling even the highest quantities
A robot arm grabs a milling tool
from the workpiece pallet
We get you to the finish with μ precision.In series production,
reliably repetitive results and costeffectiveness
deliver a real competitive edge.
This fast mass fi nishing process ensures extremely
short process times, even with complex
shapes. Parts can be deburred, rounded, smoothed
or polished in a single work step. This process
also effortlessly achieves roughness depths of far
below 0.1 μm.
Rounding cutting edges
Rounding a tool’s cutting edge by even a small
amount like 15 μm can stabilise the edge and
ensure a perfect, burr-free geometry. This protects
the edge against breakages and signifi -
cantly improves both the service life and process
reliability of the tool.
With smoothing, the roughness of the surface
is reduced, i.e. the unevenness in the peaks
on the surface are removed. The benefits this
brings include reduced friction, higher contact
ratios and less wear. A further benefit is the removal
of droplets after PVD coating.
In addition to improving the appearance of the
workpiece surface, polishing also improves the
physical properties of the surface. A polished chip
fl ute on carbide cutters and drill bits can increase
the maximum cutting speed, for example, as well
as boosting coating adhesion. A polished forming
die will have a longer service life and lower friction
ZOTEC stream fi nishing machines offer versatile,
fl exible and effi cient surface fi nishing for
small or large series production. If required,
they can be
fi tted with the right automation
an OTEC SF, not only are you choosing
uncompromising German quality, but a secure
future too.With a comprehensive range of standard equipment,
optional extras and countless automation
machines help you scale your production.
You can increase operating comfort and process
reliability further with optional modules.
Immersion depth control, for example, controls
the immersion depth of the workpiece depending
on the process. It can be programmed either
fully automatically. Wet processing
machines feature a dosing unit that allows users
to adjust the compound concentration via the
Variant 1: Decentralised lifting unit
Here, all holders and workpieces are
immers ed simultaneously. This version
is mostly used with manual loading and
Variant 2: Centralised lifting unit
All lifting units are immersed individually.
One workpiece is changed while the others
are processed. This variant results in shorter
downtimes and is mostly used with automatic
loading and unloading.