ROBOTIZATION OF THE PROCESS OF REMOVAL OF THE GATING SYSTEM

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Cleaning and removal of components of the gating system, and finishing of castings are the most labor-consuming and damaging to health foundry processes. This paper presents the esults of an analysis of labor consumption of the process of removal of gating systems of aluminium castings, which were carried out in a conventional manner using a band saw and
a boring machine, and using an industrial robot. In the final part of this paper the analysis of occupational hazard of work-stands is presented. It has been shown that the use of robotization leads to an increase both the productivity of the process and work safety. The use of an industrial robot allows to reduce the labor consumption of the process of removal of gating systems by 29,5% in relation to the non-robotized stand. Furthermore, on the robotized stand almost all the time needed for the process of removal of the gating system is connected with the machining. It represents 98.7% of the production cycle. In the case of non-robotized
stand, the machining takes 79% of the total time required for treatment of one piece of the casting.

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