ARAS Adaptive Robotic Algorithms for Sanding
ARAS (Adaptative Robotic Algorithms for Sanding) is an all-in-one tool that ensures a uniform finish when polishing or sanding flat, curved or even flexible surfaces. A user-friendly path planning algorithm allows a fast drafting of the desired track that the robot will subsequently follow during the execution of the program: sanding orientation, path shape, concatenation of different tracks, coverage, etc. can be easily defined by the user.
During the operation, ARAS controls the force applied providing an automatic adjustment of the sanding plate to the surface to be treated. There is no need to teach the robot the curvature of the surface to be treated, in that with ARAS it is sufficient to provide a few outline points (e.g. 4 corners for a rectangular area). With the subsequent sanding operation, ARAS provides a complete map of the actual force applied to the treated surface for quality control purposes.
The kit includes all you need (hardware and software) for sanding. A fast installation procedure and a specifically designed user interface permit a fast set-up and short learning curve. Configure your sanding activity in just a few minutes. The ARAS tool is specifically designed for efficient automated low and medium production runs.
ARQUIMEA's ARAS kit is an easy-to-use and all-in-one hardware and software kit that provides path planning capabilities and ensures a uniform finish when polishing or sanding plane, curved or even flexible surfaces.
- All in one: easy path planning generator
- Fast Configuration
- Any surface and/or material
- Dynamic surface adaptation
- Easy to concatanete several paths
- Easy to integrate
- Smart sanding and quality feedback
- Pneumatic system
- Tool interface made of aluminium
How does it work?
ARAS solution is based on software and hardware elements:
1. A set of software functions (URCap plug-in) that allows the user to do a fast and easy parametrization of the desired sanding or polishing process:
a. A path planning function (ARQ-PATH-PLAN). This function allows the user to easily define the area of sanding and to compute different paths to cover the whole area while sanding. The operator just provides a few points (e.g. 4 corners for a rectangular area) of the desired working area and a user-friendly path planning algorithm allows a fast drafting of the desired track sanding orientation, path shape, concatenation of different tracks, coverage, etc. There is no need for teaching the robot the curvature of the surface to be treated.
b. A sanding function (ARQ-SAND). This function allows the user to define the most important sanding parameters to control the performance of the sanding process, as force, velocity and trajectory.
During the execution phase, ARAS automatically generates the path following user indications and controls the robot movements to adapt dynamically to the surface under processing. The actual force applied at each point of the workpiece is available to the user for later quality analysis.
2. All hardware elements compatible with your URe cobot family for sanding or polishing:
- ARAS pneumatic Sander.
- Vacuum tube, pneumatic inlet tube and electro valve
- Processing unit for running ARAS kit algorithm.
- Auxiliar elements as tie-wraps, data cables and screws.
include a urcap pluginYes: arqSand-1.0.0.urcap and arqPathPlan-1.0.0.urcap
softwear version requiredPolyscope: 5.8.0 and up is required to use the latest URCap plugin. If it is required using an older version, contact Arquimea support.
Vacuum system availability is highly recommended for dust removal
DimensionsShipment dimensions and weight: 50x60x25 cm and 2,75 kg
Sander dimensions and weight: 108mm in height, 125 cm of diameter and 1,4 Kg.
What's in the box?1 x ARAS sander
1 x Electro valve
1 x Clamp assembly
1 x Mechanical sander interface
1 x Pneumatic circuit for air inlet
1 x Corrugated vacuum tube and assembly for dust aspiration
1 x Processing computer and power supply
1 x USB stick
1 x ethernet cable
License typeOne-time purchase