Ring Polishing Robotic Systems (VDK-1200 Series)

The VDK-1200 automated ring product line enables polishing, buffing, and sanding of rings. All system configurations summarized below, are designed for specific production needs while ensuring high quality. Systems differ in flexibility, capacities, and process capabilities.

VDK-1200-BASE

This unit is designed to help with production fluctuation and mass ring production needs. BASE provides outside/inside and side lap polishing operations. System’s ring style database can accept 100 different styles.

VDK-1200-CLA

This unit performs polishing operations on almost unlimited style and size variations. It provides a capability to change over 30 different polishing parameters dictated by a style. CLASSIC is designed to answer small and large manufacturing needs.

VDK-1200-FLEX

With multiple polishing and automatic rouge stations this unit can be configured for multi-stage/rouge polishing operations such as those needed for platinum rings. FLEX can combine satin finishing as seen in sterling silver ring processing

VDK-1200-PRO

With automatic tool, rouge and Viton changer along with four polishing stations PRO allows a “Lights-out” operation. PRO can be equipped with automatic tray load/unload and vision quality control sub-systems.

Features

Features
VDK-1200-BAS (Base)
VDK-1200-CLA (Classic)
VDK-1200-FLX (Flexible)
VDK-1200-PRO (Pro)
Ring material processed
Precious metal
Precious metal
Precious and non-precious metal
Precious and non-precious metal
Surface finish options
Polish
Polish
Polish and satin
Polish and satin
Size of ring-style database (number of ring-styles that can be stored)
100
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Operator interactions between production runs (Tool = polishing wheel and inside bob)
Manual tool changing and rouge loading
Manual tool changing and rouge loading
Manual tool changing and rouge loading with optional automatic tool changer
Automatic tool and rouge changer
Ring tray loading (into machine to be processed)
Manual tray loading
Manual tray loading with optional bar code reader
Manual tray loading with optional ring verification vision system
Automatic tray loading
Ring tray unloading from machine (already processed)
Manual tray unloading
Manual tray unloading with options available
Manual tray unloading with options available
Automatic tray unloading
Adjustable polishing parameters (force, number of tool passes, etc.)
10
20
20
20+ up to 2 additional client specified
Polishing stations (number of different polishing media)
2
2
4
4
Ring regripping stations (standard is approx. size #4-12 and large ring is approx. size #13-15)
1 (standard ring size)
1 (standard ring size), optional large ring regrip station available
2 (one standard and one large ring regrip station)
2 (one standard and one large ring regrip station)
Ring trays
2 standard 120 ring trays
3 standard 120 ring trays
4 standard and 2 large ring trays
8 standard and 4 large ring trays
Variable speed polishing speed
1 with 3500 rpm max
1 with over 3500 rpm capabilities
2 with over 3500 rpm capabilities
2 with over 3500 rpm capabilities
Automatic rouge application station
2 cylindrical stations
2 cylindrical stations
4 cylindrical stations
4 cylindrical stations
Operator interface
Touchscreen with preset interface
Customizable touchscreen interface
Customizable touchscreen interface
Customizable touchscreen interface
Production analytics and reports
Standard with monthly/weekly/daily production data
Customized data gathering and presentation
Customized data gathering and presentation
Automatic tool changer (polishing wheel and inside bob) and tool dressing
Option
Standard
Automatic "consumable" (rouge loading and viton gripper cover replacement)
Standard
Steam washer
Standard
"Lights-out" shift operation
Standard

Options

Options
VDK-1200-BAS
(Base)
VDK-1200-CLA
(Classic)
VDK-1200-FLX
(Flexible)
VDK-1200-PRO
(Pro)
Large ring option (approx. size #13-15)
Option
Standard
Standard
Wash rack loading (polished rings placed on wash rack instead of back in loading tray)
Option
Option
Option
Bar code scanner for trays
Option
Standard
Standard
Vision system verification of ring style tray position
Option
Standard
Auto ring style recognition (vision system)
Option
Standard
Multi-tray input (allows typing-in of new tray of parts' content while the machine is running)
Option
Standard
Automatic tray load/unload
Option
Standard

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications
VDK-1200-BAS
(Base)
VDK-1200-CLA
(Classic)
VDK-1200-FLX
(Flexible)
VDK-1200-PRO
(Pro)
Dimensions (width x depth x height) in inches
39 x 43 x 64"
39 x 43 x 64"
60 x 63 x 64"
60 x 129 x 64"
Weight in pounds
450 lbs
450 lbs
730 lbs
1430 lbs
Power requirement
2KW-3PH 3 X 110VAC
2KW-3PH 3 X 110VAC
2KW-3PH 3 X 110VAC
2KW-3PH 3 X 110VAC
Air requirement
87 PSI @ 7CFM
87 PSI @ 7CFM
100 PSI @ 7CFM
100 PSI @ 7CFM
Exhaust options (client provided)
Connection to existing factory dust collection or dedicated HEPA unit
Connection to existing factory dust collection or dedicated HEPA unit
Connection to existing factory dust collection or dedicated HEPA unit
Connection to existing factory dust collection or dedicated HEPA unit
Environmental requirements
Ambient temp. range 50-85ºF, ambient humidity
Ambient temp. range 50-85ºF, ambient humidity
Ambient temp. range 50-85ºF, ambient humidity
Ambient temp. range 50-85ºF, ambient humidity

Safety, Support and Operating Features

Safety, Support, & Operating Features
VDK-1200-BAS
(Base)
VDK-1200-CLA
(Classic)
VDK-1200-FLX
(Flexible)
VDK-1200-PRO
(Pro)
Web-enabled system monitoring (manufacturer technical support & troubleshooting)
Standard. Must be enabled by user for access
Standard. Must be enabled by user for access
Standard. Must be enabled by user for access
Standard. Must be enabled by user for access
Alarm touchscreen panel to notify operator of required intervention
System
System and production
Customizable
Customizable
Operating software
Standard
Customizable with manual function test and jogging capabilities
Customizable with manual function test and jogging capabilities
IIOT ready with self diagnostic modes
Enclosure
Aluminum extrusion and clear LEXAN™ full enclosure
Aluminum extrusion and clear LEXAN™ full enclosure
Aluminum extrusion and clear LEXAN™ full enclosure
Aluminum extrusion and clear LEXAN™ full enclosure
Safety features
Estop and door open/closed sensors
Estop and door open/closed sensors
Estop and door open/closed sensors
Estop and door open/closed sensors