Six-axis robot systems, combined with Robafoam’s foam application technology, are used by Southern Manufacturing exhibitor Robofoam to apply perfectly formed foam seals to parts. The flexible system can apply custom-designed foam seals to anything from one-off prototypes to high volume production quantities. The equipment can adjust the hardness of the foam being applied by controlling the ratio of material to air to generate the closed-cell bubble structure. Changing robot speeds and flow rates allows the company to vary bead width from 1.5 to 20mm and above. A heat curing option rapidly cures the material (at 80ºC) within two to eight minutes.
At Southern Manufacturing 2022 the firm will also highlight its 1K foam application systems, which produce 3D foam seals that can be incorporated within a customer’s own production line. In addition to manufacturing and integrating equipment, it also offers a technical service to support sealing demands from concept design to full production integration. The service is available for NVH requirements, bonding, potting and encapsulation and across industry sectors for high level IP-rated seals.
Visit Robafoam – Stand D210