All of our polishing and buffing is done in-house to ensure maximum quality, reduced handling, and improved communications between the pre-plate and finishing operations. We utilize the most advanced robotic polishing technology available to ensure consistent quality.
Our automated polishing and buffing systems also reduce the level of manual labour required so that we remain competitive in the global marketplace. We have 15 of the most advanced robotic cells operating around the clock alongside of our many high-speed rotary and in-line polishing machines. Combining the latest in robotics technology and years of polishing knowledge,
KEI has been able to reduce labor costs by automating the process of polishing, copper and colour buffing. It also helps to increase the overall system first-pass yields by reducing the amount of polishing rejects allowed to pass downstream into the subsequent finishing processes.
The development and use of “sensitive force head technology” ensures that a high-quality,automated finish is repeatable part to part. This technology is a combination of sensors that regulate the robot in not only the distance to the polishing head but also in the amount of pressure applied to a given part on a particular axis of movement.
Offline programming technology allows our polishing experts to develop polishing paths quickly and efficiently using CAD and engineering data without the need for slow and costly teach-pendent techniques.
We have 24-hour in-house service for our robots. Our master programmers began as polishers, who therefore fully understand the art of polishing and can teach the robots both base and advanced paths.