Mirka Automation Range of robotic sanding and polishing heads

Robotic Sanding and Polishing

Mirka® Automation for Consistent Quality

The range of Mirka® robotic sanders includes the first smart electric sander for industrial robots and cobots, the Mirka® AIROS. Designed by dedicated surface finishing professionals, this automated industrial random orbital sander is easy to integrate and delivers high-quality results for different manufacturing industries in both sanding and polishing applications.

Industry leading automated sanding and polishing solution

Electric Sanders and Polishers for all kinds of Robots

Sanding is usually associated with dusty and heavy work. For industry workers, it can even be a health hazard to continuously be exposed to dust and vibrations. Increasingly, the solution to sanding is automation. Besides improving workers’ health, increased productivity is the main goal. A robot arm won’t get tired, but how do you ensure that the end result is as good as if it were sanded by a human professional?

Mirka® AIROS is the first smart electric sander for industrial robots. Designed by dedicated surface finishing professionals, this automated industrial random orbital sander is easy to integrate and suits the requirements of different manufacturing industries. We also provide robotic polishing solutions for an excellent finish.

In addition to the Mirka AIROS, the Mirka Automation range includes the Mirka AIOS orbital sanding heads and the Mirka AIROP random orbital polishers.

Why choose Mirka Automation?

Easy to Integrate

Mirka AIROS robotic sanding head

Mirka robotic sanding heads can be fitted to most robot arms on the market. Compact and lightweight, they are specifically designed for robot sanding and built for continuous use, suitable to mounting on low payload robot arms. A Mirka robotic sander comes with a standardized ISO 9409-1-80-6-M8 flange that can also be customized with an adapter. Installation couldn’t be easier; the sanding head has both a quick cable connector and quick fit vacuum hose connector.

Mirka robotic sanding heads can be adapted to work with Universal Robots collaborative solutions using a special UR installation kit.

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Automated sanding solution for sanding corners on wood - Mirka® AIOS

Consistent Quality

Automated sanding is not only more efficient, it's also smarter. Built-in intelligence allows two-way communication between the sanding head and the control system. Getting detailed information about the status of the sander and the possibility to adjust places you in full control of the sanding process.

With Mirka proprietary technology, you get exact rpm management thanks to the brushless motor and the motor controller. The rpm stays constant, even under heavy load, for consistent quality at all times.

The rectangular sander is specially engineered for woodwork, providing robotic precision for increased productivity and quality - dust free. The Mirka AIOS 353CV is one of the newest additions to the Mirka automation product range.

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Total Control on All Surfaces

The new Mirka smart electric sanding heads are suitable for robotic sanding of all surfaces. They are easy to program and you get consistent quality in your TIER1, vehicle, composite or wood surface sanding process. Mirka robotic sanders are best paired with quality Mirka abrasives for optimal sanding results.

Benefits:

  • Constant and configurable RPM
  • Designed for all kinds of robotic sanding applications
  • Dust and water protection (IP66)
  • Sturdy and compact for sanding hard-to-reach areas
  • Minimal maintenance needed

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Made to Last

As an IP66 classified 48V electric sander, Mirka AIROS is suitable for all sanding applications, including wet sanding and it’s also safe to use on hazardous materials. The compact design and brushless motor combined with a robust aluminium housing ensure a long lifetime and safer operations. Built for industrial use, Mirka AIROS requires very little maintenance and has been rigorously tested. It can last up to 18 months in industrial operations without maintenance.*

*Test completed at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg. The sanding head selected for test was in full production use for 18 months and no preventative maintenance was done during this time. The sanding head stayed fully functional and had no downtime at al

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Robotic Sanding Applications for Customers

The Mirka Automation solution is used by clients all around the world in all kinds of robotic sanding applications. With the Mirka® Automation range, you can control your sanding process, increase efficiency, and get consistent quality. Mirka robotic sanding heads are best paired with quality Mirka abrasives for optimal sanding results.

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Mirka Automation is part of the Mirka solution, making it the most dependable

You Can Count on Us

An automated sanding solution from Mirka consists of sanding heads, controller unit, abrasives and disc changing unit. The sanding head is separate from the controller unit, so parts are easy to replace, thus reducing downtime and costs.

Mirka manufactures best-in-class multihole paper and film discs as well as the forerunner in dust-free sanding, Abranet® net sanding discs. Since we take workers’ health seriously, we aim to minimise dust exposure also in automated environments. Our disc changing unit is developed by us to make the most use of the abrasives.

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Dedicated to the finish

World Leader in Surface Finishing Technology

Decades of experience and a strong commitment to product development has seen us become a pioneering specialist in flexible abrasives and revolutionary, patented products which allow customers to enjoy a truly dust-free surface finishing process.

Through our innovative research and development program, we have also launched new microfinishing products for optimised engineered surface finishing processes, as well as a full range of polishing compounds. The growing Mirka Power Tools department develops and manufactures advanced sanding and polishing power tools, with outstanding ergonomic and functional benefits to users. 

When you choose Mirka, you will get support from true surface finishing professionals throughout the installation process. Contact us to find out how your operations can benefit from a complete automated sanding solution.

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Mirka® Automation + Universal Robots collaborative solutions

Universal Robots Kit

To get you up to speed faster we provide a UR installation kit, which includes the Mirka tool and its motor drive cabinet, cabling and the required UR adaptor flange. A Mirka abrasive sample kit is also included. The Universal Robots kit is available for all the Mirka Robotic Sanding heads: the AIROS, AIOS and AIROP models.

 

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Mirka® AIROS/AIROP/AIOS

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Sales Conditions

Payment and delivery terms as stated in the final offer, other terms: According to Orgalime S2012 General Conditions for the Supply of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Products.