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Plasma Welding Robots

Plasma Welding Robots: Plasma arc welding (PAW), closely related to TIG welding, constricts the ionized gas through a copper nozzle. This produces higher temperatures and velocities, creating a smaller cross-section of the weld.  

Plasma welding commonly uses the same non-consumable tungsten, just like in TIG welding.

A plasma welding robot can increase quality, while saving time and money by automating a more complex welding process. Many models, including the FANUC ArcMate 100iB and the Motoman EA1400 are available.

Plasma welding robots allows more flexibility with easy adjustments to the velocity and temperatures at which the weld is formed. 

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Additional Plasma Welding Information

RobotWorx is a certified plasma welding robot integrator. We offer new or refurbished robots from many brands such as Motoman, Fanuc, KUKA and others. Each plasma welding robot includes a full warranty, training and customer support.

RobotWorx can save you up to 50% off on plasmas welding robots. Our robots are found throughout Mexico, Canada, and the United States. With quality workmanship and design, they are affordable and a great way to automate plasma welding processes.

Contact the RobotWorx sales department at 740-251-4312.

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Benefits of Plasma Welding

Reducetion of Production Costs

Reducetion of Production Costs

Better Return On Investment (ROI)

Better Return On Investment (ROI)

Reducetion of Production Costs

Reducetion of Production Costs

Faster Cycle Rates

Faster Cycle Rates

Consistent Quality Welds

Consistent Quality Welds

 

Many manufacturing companies invest in robotic workcells to help them create more products at a faster rate. In contrast, companies that make products for the aerospace industry have a completely different focus.

For aerospace manufacturers the quality of the end product takes precedence over the quantity of the products produced. Aerospace components are manufactured in small batches, making workcell cycle times and throughput less relevant. In addition, aerospace parts must be manufactured with extreme attention to detail - weight, appearance, etc.

This RobotWorx customer needed a robotic plasma welding solution to meet precise aerospace standards. RobotWorx provided a complete, customized workcell to plasma weld each part toperfection.  

Application Goals:

  • RW1050 Plasma Welding CellExacting Standards: The main priority for this robotic plasma welding cell was quality performance. Cycle times and throughput were a secondary concern. Special carewas taken to make sure the application would be consistent and meet standards.

  • Plasma Welding: Plasma welding was chosen as an application because it offers clean, exact, and repeatable results, ideal for assembling aerospace components.

  • Turnkey Workcell: The customer required a complete, fully integrated robotic workcell - robot, safety environment, peripherals, positioner, plasma welding tooling, etc.

  • Panasonic Robot: A Panasonic robotic solution was preferable because thecompany already had a pre-engineered Panasonic PerformArc 102 workcell in their facility. Sticking with the same manufacturing brand would simplify the training process.

  • Panasonic TA-1400 RobotSmall Work Space: The aerospace components being plasma welded were small, so the work envelope could be as compact as 2' x 2'.

RobotWorx Solution Details:

  • Preengineered Workcell: The compact RobotWorx RW1050 workcell met space, safety, and application performance criteria. Its steel enclosure has a common base with forklift pockets for easy moving.

  • New Panasonic Robot: The 6-axis medium reach Panasonic TA-1400 robot has a 6kg payload and 1374mm horizontal reach. It comes with a TAWERS controller and teach pendant.

  • Positioner: The RW1050 comes with a 180-degree indexer turntable. The two position indexer allows for dual station operation.

  • Weld Package & Integration: RobotWorx integrated an Ultima 150 power source, WC-1 weld process controller, wire feeder, interface control circuitry, configuration kit, regulator, pinch block and mounting bracket.  An additional mount bracket was added allowing the for wire spool to be placed on top of the robot behind the wire feeder.

  • Operator Station: A separate operator station provides accessible commands and safety switches: Start, E-stop, Servo-On, Hold, Re-Start. 

  • Safety Package: The entire plasma welding workcell is enclosed with hard steel fencing. One set of light curtains and two door electronic interlocks at each slide door control access to keep workers safe. The dual steel mesh doors have arc glare protection. The 180-degree indexer is equipped with an arc-glare divider.

  • Training: The aerospace company received training at RobotWorx' Marion, Ohio facility free of charge.

  • Warranty: The plasma welding system came with a two-year warranty covering all parts and service.