UPDATE EDITION 02/2017

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SycoTec motor spindles in robotics

When it comes to flexibility and efficiency, there’s no getting away from robots for the production of components. They perform complex machining processes untiringly and with a high degree of repeatability. At the same time, they not only accelerate the machining of the workpiece in question but can also be used in misanthropic environments and cut labour costs to the bone.
For all their flexibility, production robots can only deliver excellent results with powerful tools and tool drives. Only these enable precise and efficient milling, cutting, drilling or deburring.

The right drive for every application

SycoTec has a wide range of motor spindles in the power range from 1,050 to 5,000 W. Choosing the “right” spindle depends heavily on the application. 

For easily machinable materials such as glass fibre parts, low-cost spindles with relatively low speeds of between 10,000 and 20,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 100 Ncm are suitable. The situation is similar with the milling of aluminium profiles in the automotive industry. The use of two to three spindles with up to 200 Ncm of torque in a machine is ideal for the machining of components such as door sills, roof rails or roof racks.

As the material’s wall thickness increases, so, as a rule, do the requirements for the speed of the spindle. Customers have had very good experiences with the motor spindle of type 4060 ER-S. At a maximum output power of 2,000 W and speeds of up to 50,000 rpm, it generates 215 Ncm of torque.

Even higher requirements are placed on the milling of composites. This is where the motor spindle of type 4061 DC-S impresses with up to 60,000 rpm and a maximum 3,000 W of power.
Quite different from this version weighing 4 kg, however, is the SycoTec spindle of type 4040 DC-S spindle. Weighing in at just 1.7 kg, it is a real lightweight that is ideally suited for the precision deburring and chamfering of gear wheels or pinion shafts.

One for all?

But what happens if the intended purpose cannot be precisely predicted? Particularly in view of Industry 4.0, production is set to become even more flexible in the future. While the last job was still about deburring aluminium, the next automatically integrated job will probably require the machining of plastic.

For such an environment, the spindle used should have sufficient power reserves, be easy to install, and compatible with all standard drives such as Siemens, Delta, Parker or Emerson.

Our proposal for this is the previously mentioned motor spindle of type 4060 ER or its sister model, the type 4060 ER-S. Both are noted for having a higher power density than the competition. Their low weight also allows them to be used on smaller robot arms. Despite the high level of precision, both spindles are surprisingly inexpensive. Customer-specific modifications can also be easily made. As always, the same therefore applies here: Speak to us – and we’ll supply the right drive.