Continuous path and coordinated motion are integrated with a multi-axis manipulator and titling turntable to position the part and torch during the welding operations. It is capable of welding “journal bearings,” “thrust face,” “pin-O.D.,” and “pin end” welds.
- As it indexes the turntable, the robot cuts the wire in preparation for touch sensing
- Uses touch sense to find the location of the weld on the part
- The operator can safely load and unload parts while the robot welds
- After a certain amount of welds, the torch cleaning station automatically cleans the torch
- The three-step torch cleaning station reams weld spatter of the nozzle, cuts the wire to length, and applies anti-spatter inside the nozzle
- The robot can be brought down to a comfortable working height at the touch of a button to change wire or tools
- Because of the skid-mounted design, the machine can be quickly and easily installed and moved around any space as necessary
- The E-stop safety design is built-in, as well as a laser detection system that protects the operator
This robotic welding system utilizes multiple tilt and rotate positioners to produce GMAW with a KUKA robotic arm. The system provides increased productivity, portability, and improves safety with advanced sensors.