Barrel Sanding GC

  • Innovative robotic cell to automate the sanding of all types of barrels
  • Polyvalent solution for sanding casks and vats (round; conical truncated; oval)
  • Workforce cost saving
  • Define the profile of the barrel and optimize the machining path to limit material loss
  • Eliminates all the risks associated with handling, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that your operators may experience

Technical characteristics of the automatic wood sanding robot


2 tanks per day

Machine dimension

6m x 6m



Components parts of the robotic sander

  • Automatic measurement system
  • Rotary table
  • 1 robot 6-AXIS
  • Sanding tool
  • Safety light curtain

Options of the automated belt sander

  • Band and/or disc sanding
  • Automatic hammer tool for hoops
  • Automatic marking tool for hoops position
  • Aerial work platform

Operation of the barrel sanding robot

Product is placed on the rotary table and oriented by the bung hole, two pairs of clamping jaws center and lock the product. The robot uses two tools, a belt sander for the first sanding and an orbital sander for the finishing sanding.
To make the sanding, the robot oscillates from the top to the bottom of a delimited area selected by the operator. This manner allows to sand all the surface and the parameters of sanding are adjustable by the operators.

Advantages of the automatic sanding machine compared to manual jointing

Human benefits

  • MSD risk removal
  • Improvement of operator safety

Material benefits

  • Cleanliness and safety: presence of a suction
    pipe to limit the ejection of dust
  • Developed for 2 tools, a belt sander and an
    orbital sander

Industrial benefits

  • Consistency (Speed and quality) of sanding
  • Production of 1 cask per day
  • Simple use: system easily controllable by a
    control panel (HMI)
  • Bottom sanding casks
  • Sanding of all the types of casks in the

    •  Diameter 2700mm – Height 4200
      (Without bottom sanding)
    • Diameter 2700mm – Height 2700mm
      (With bottom sanding)
  • Following the production data