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DELTA Installs Inspection Line at Arkansas Mill

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DELTA Steel Technologies, Irving, Texas, has installed a new 1.100-inch by 80-inch Hot Band Inspection Line for an Arkansas mill. DELTA installed two 6-Axis KUKA Robots with Hypertherm Plasma cutting systems on the line.

DELTA’s team installed this hot band inspection equipment to cut out samples from the coils they produced onsite in order to test the chemistry of the steel, thus increasing quality control and eliminating excess costs.

The KUKA robots are controlled from the main operator’s console through the PLC without the need of the robot teach pendant. The automated system is designed to allow the operator to simply push a preset button and the robot will execute a specific cut command without the need of any programming. The presets include all the necessary steps to do the operation and move back to the “Home” position with the single push of a button.

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