The DAN polishing and buffing units are the key to DAN’s automated machines as they are the most easily managed units in terms of the RPM or surface speed, pressure, sensitivity and the programmable reaction speed. The patented DAN units pro-actively manage all of these elements in REAL-TIME and in very small increments.
DAN doesn't try to make robots do something that they are not made to do. Robots are great at making the same path every time, but they are not made to deal with the real variables that exist in the world of surface finishing. In a DAN machine the robot makes the same path for every piece and it's the units that compensate for the typical part tolerance variations and abrasive consumption. This means that the programming becomes much less tedious than other systems as "perfect" movements are no longer required and the result is that the DAN machines will be able to do the job very consistently in terms of both material removal and finish quality. In addition the machines will require less electricity and will consume less abrasives making the operation more cost effective and more environmentally friendly.
In addition to the ease of programming, the operators may adjust both the pressures and reaction speeds during the cycle from outside cell on the DAN touch-screen. This gives him the ability to control the quality from day to day without having to edit the robot programs, something that's very useful in a production environment. There is no use in replacing manual polishers and grinders with teams of engineers.
Another feature is the belt life management. This system allows for the program behave in one way when the belts are new and then to act differently at different steps of their useful life. The benefits realized include better consistency and significant reductions in belt usage.
DAN has been building robotic systems with the same pro-active heads for 30+ years. After literally millions of hours of operation it's clear than technology has stood the test of time in real production environments and as of today there is still no other technology available in the market with this level of control and therefore consistent, reliable production.