For the past several years J.H. Benedict Company has been a proud sponsor of the Formula SAE team at Bradley University. Each Year a team of mechanical engineering seniors builds a formula car to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car. This activity is performed as part of their required senior capstone project experience.
J.H. Benedict offers students the opportunity to work side by side with our engineers and skilled craftsman during critical design and fabrication phases. Student actually operate the machinery used to fabricate many of the critical one off components used in the assembly of the teams formula car.
J.H. Benedict Co., Inc
3211 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: (309) 694-1363
Robotic Grind, Debur, & Polishing
Robotic Material Removal Applications
A pioneer in the field of robotic grinding and polishing, J.H. Benedict was one of the first integrators to bring closed loop force control and compliance technology onto the factory floor environment. We have a proven track record when it comes to robotic material removal accomplishments.
||J.H. Benedict developed a robotic system to remove machined burrs and grind sharp edges on a large motor frame fabrication. This system exceeded all expectations and achieved remarkable before/after results. Highlights of results are:
- Unmanned operation.
- Reduced media usage by 50%.
- Reduced cycle time by 80%.
- Held part dimension to +/- .100″.
||A pair of part specific fixture trays supply this robotic finishing system for a manufacturer of world class hand tools. An integrated dust containment and collection system minimizes airborne metal grinding particles. This “part-to-tool” technique takes advantage of “state-of-the-art” back stand that incorporates compliance and force control.
||A large four (4) position precision indexer moves parts from an offline robotic debur station to the load station through the welding station then onto the finish grind station. The “tool-to-part” approach allows us to automatically replace grinding discs. This system incorporates a compliant / closed loop force control EOAT (end-of-arm-tool). Grinding recipes can be set and changed on the fly via the robotic program.
||A two (2) stage belt grind and polish process system finishes hammer heads. Media life, belt breakage, applied force, cycle time, down time and other critical process parameters are controlled and monitored by JHB’s PCM (process control & monitor) operator interface touch screen.