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Automated Profiling, Polishing and Deburring Equipment

Investment Casting Supplies offers automated profiling systems, automated polishing equipment, automatic deburring and automated visual inspection systems.

The Technology focuses on new and used turbine parts in the aerospace and energy sectors, and on orthopaedics implants in the medical sector.

Expertise

Profiling

Automated profiling systems create high precision elliptical profiles on blades and vanes. Their adaptive and closed-loop capabilities allow them to reach a ± 25 micron tolerance. Our automated systems include an inspection system used to perform final profile inspection of the leading and trailing edges. The repeatability of the measurements obtained is: Gage R&R (EV) ≤ 12 % for a tolerance of ±50µm/±.002″ within 4 sigma

Deburring

Automated deburring systems deburr and create rads on gas turbines blades. They finish the edges of the dove-tail, the shroud the tip and the platform. 

Our robotic deburring systems work on various types of blades, such as high-pressure turbine blades (HPT), low pressure turbine blades (LPT), and compressor blades.

Polishing

AV&R has developed robotic polishing systems for manufacturing parts with controlled material removal. Gas Turbine Parts: Our robotic systems work on the airfoil surface finish, the platform, the shroud radius, the fillet radius and the three-dimensional airfoil-platform transition. They can also perform pin removal on cored airfoils, profile the leading edge and thin the trailing edge. Orthopaedic Implants: Our machines polish different surfaces of prosthesis implants such as knee box and hip stem.

Automated Visual Inspection

Our robotic automated visual inspection solutions detect surface defects, the presence or absence of elements and the position of features. ICS currently offers inspection systems that recognise 2D characters and ensure that a feature is positioned correctly or in the required dimension. This type of inspection may include surface profile analysis and the software tools use precision calibration and morphological analysis.

See the systems in action!

Leading Edge and Trailing Edge Profiling

Gas Turbine Blade Finishing

Orthopaedic Knee Finishing

Robotic Systems

BF-X 200-i

Small, Efficient, Reliable, The BF-X 200-i is the robotic system you need to automate surface finishing processes on parts under 200 mm. This system is capable of Profiling OR Deburring. This system is capable of leading and trailing edge profiling, trailing edge thinning, re-profiling, polishing, blending and deburring. The dimensions of the BF-X 200-I are: 1.5 x 1.7 x 2.3 m

BF-X 200-c

Small, Efficient, Reliable, The BF-X 200-C is also the ideal solution you need to automate surface finishing processes on parts under 200 mm. This system presents the option of 2 or more processes, it is capable of profiling, polishing AND blending, this system is capable of leading and trailing edge profiling, trailing edge thinning, re-profiling, polishing, blending and deburring. The dimensions of the BF-X 200-C are: 2 x 1.7 x 2.3 m

BF-X 500

Advanced technology with a modern look, The BF-X 500 is a robotic system specially designed to automate surface finishing processes on parts between 200 and 500 mm. The BF-X-500 is ideal for use with gas turbine parts for items such as leading and trailing edge profiling, leading edge thinning and pre-profiling. The dimensions of the BF-X-500 are 3.6 x 4.2 x 3.2 m

BF-X 800

Consistent, High-tech, Precise, The BF-X 800 is a robotic system specially designed to automate surface finishing processes on parts between 500 and 800 mm. The BF-X-800 has been designed to support larger parts. The BF-X-500 like the smaller systems has the capability for profiling, polishing, blending and deburring.  The dimensions of the BF-X-800 are: 5.7 x 3.5 x 3.5 m

Operating Software

BrainWave

The software has been developed for our robotic machines with the mission to make robotics accessible to everyone. No prior programming knowledge is required. In addition to managing the flow of communication and operations , BrainWave makes the use of robotic machines much simpler. 

ASIS

Our programmers have developed a software dedicated to the automated visual inspection process. Automated Surface Inspection Software (ASIS) is an easy-to-use interface that optimises our robotic visual inspection systems without the need for programming.  

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