Transmission Valve Body Robotic Deburring Cell

Transmission Valve Body Robotic Deburring Cell


Poorly planned processes can cause huge expenses for a manufacturer. Poor ergonomics can cause all kinds of labor and liability issues. Fortunately, with the help of Custom Machines Inc. and some new innovative technology there is a solution.

Custom Machines Solution: 

Our customer needed a solution for removing flashing from their transmission valve castings. They had been using 20 employees working in 2 hour shifts (2 hours work, 2 hours break) to file the flashing by hand. The ergonomic health issues were enormous. CMI developed a solution by integrating a material handling robot and a DVT vision system with their existing trim press. The DVT cameras determine how much flashing must be removed and develop an offset factor used to modify the the deburring program resulting in an intelligent deburring machine.

Installation Benefits: 
  • 30 day ROI
  • 400% reduction is scrap rates
  • Increased production rates
  • Reduced packaging times
  • Faster product changeover times
  • Low training expenses because of the robot software's ease of use
Previous Robot Usage Experience: 

This was the first robot installation at this plant. Its success paved the way for more applications.


  • cell
  • deburring
  • robotic

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