Welding magnesium is performed for primary manufacturing or repair.PropertiesMagnesium alloys with a density of about 1.74 g per cubic centimeter (0.063 lb. per cu in.), when in cast form alloyed with Aluminum, Manganese, Rare Earths, Thorium, Zinc or Zirconium, display high strength to weight ratio making them materials of choice whenever weight reduction is important or when it is imperative to reduce inertial forces (for rapidly moving machine parts).
Aluminum is the most difficult alloy to weld. Aluminum oxide melts at 3700oF, compared to aluminum which melts at 1200oF. Because of this, aluminum oxide should be thoroughly cleaned from the surface before welding. Aluminum comes in heat-treatable and non-heat treatable alloys. Heat treatable aluminum alloys get their strength through a process called aging. Significant decrease in tensile strength can occur when welding aluminum due to over-aging.
Copper and copper alloys offer a unique combination of material properties that make them ideal for many manufacturing environments. They are widely used because of their excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, outstanding resistance to corrosion, ease of fabrication, good strength and fatigue resistance. Other useful characteristics include spark resistance, metal-to-metal wear resistance, low-permeability properties, and distinctive color.
For over two decades, RobotWorx experts have listened, studied, and learned what would make the best, most efficient workcell for our customer's production lines. We have used this knowledge and experience to create our own line of customizable RobotWorx workcells. Throughout the entire process we have focused on quality solutions at a lower price, offering both new and reconditioned robots, workcells, and parts.
Stamping is a forming process performed on sheet metal by a series of stamping stations used to produce mass quantities of finished products. The stamping process is the forming of metal made out of sheets containing Steel, Aluminum, Zinc, Nickel, Titanium, and Brass. The sheet metal is formed into preset shapes in a stamping press. The tool and die is the component of the press that forms parts when the sheet metal is inserted.
Welding defects are something that manufacturers want to try to avoid at all costs. When a robotic welder produces defects during the welding process, it can cut down on the integrity of the weld, which can take away from the quality of the product. That is why it is important to understand how to troubleshoot your robotic system if you see welding defects.Porosity is one of the most common welding defects.
Safety equipment is an essential part of any robotic system or work cell to ensure the protection of your workers while your robot is in motion. There are a variety of safety options on the market today that will keep workers safe – physical barriers like fencing, arc glare shield and dividers, as well as invisible barriers like light curtains and area scanners.Fencing, Arc Glare Shields and DividersThese are the most common safety option.
Routine maintenance will keep your robotic welding cell system running at peak performance. It will help ensure your system achieves maximum up-time, life expectancy, and return on investment. Here are some guidelines and tips to help achieve the best results.Robot and Controller Daily Maintenance Tips1. Begin each day or shift with a visual once-over of the welding cell to inspect the overall health of the robotic system.2.
Programming Motoman Robots continues to get easier as the MLX Family continues to advance; seen with the latest member, the MLX300. The MLX300 by Motoman is a software add-on to the DX200 and YRC1000 controllers that enables the same integration capabilities as the MLX200 and more.
Equipment for automated arc welding is designed differently than manual arc welding equipment. These arc welding machines must be engineered for more heavy-duty product manipulation, higher production cycle rates, and be able to interface with the control system. Using a robotic welding system also increases productivity with the ability to use fixturing and positioners to maneuver the part into position.