Today’s machines have a certain amount of payload, part coming from the machine itself and the rest from the objects it carries and moves. Generally the majority of this weight comes from the tooling / machine itself. Cynergy Composites has worked to eliminate part of that weight using smaller more efficient robots. These are made in part with our one of a kind tubing. With less weight these machines are able to save energy and eliminate the down time. We have removed almost half of the weight from the standard. These machines have been proven to work being stronger and lasting longer.
These smaller robots are fiber based. They last longer; over 12 million cycles, meaning lower costs for the companies down the road.
Tasked with troubleshooting the proposed structural tubing needs for a major automotive integrator, Cynergy Composites was able to develop a unique Carbon Fiber Structural Tube (CFST) product. This CFST was planned to replace Aluminum 6061 alloy tubing that is traditionally the framework for robotic material handling automation systems. With such difficult project parameters, Cynergy Composites succeeded with the performance criteria.
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The physical attributes of the structural tubing comes from Cynergy Composites’ unique design for stiffness stemming from Cynergy Composites’ high strength, lightweight core captured between inner and outer carbon fiber composite shells. The obvious benefits for tubing and components comprised from this structure will create a paradigm shift form metal applications. The current focus is on robotic material handling applications targeting the automotive manufacturing sector. Reduced tooling loads result in faster cycle times, smaller robot payload requirements, improved accuracy and improved life cycle. Life cycle increases of 10 times that of aluminum will negate the requirement of mild program replacement. The next stage will included the exploration and manipulation of Cynergy Composites’ core structure into more complex shapes aiming at supplying structural parts for passenger vehicles. With weight savings for all levels of passenger vehicles becoming a paramount concern, composite products will be in the forefront for new product development. The realization of these goals will have a direct impact on corporate cost saving initiatives.