Arc Welding with Dual Arm FANUC Robots

FANUC robots is an industry leading of robotics, so it is no surprise that they have created a successful dual arm robot to accomplish arc welding. The progression of technology has enabled the creation of this system to enhance performance on the manufacturing lined.

Arc Welding with Dual Arm FANUC Robots


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FANUC Robotics has supplied manufacturers with single-arm arc welding robots for decades. Now, with the progression of technology, FANUC can also offer manufacturers a system that provides dual arm arc welding robots. This dual-armed arc welding robotic system can enhance the performance of both robots and make the manufacturing process more efficient.

Instead of making a robot that is dual-armed and styled after a human, like the material handling Motoman DIA series, the FANUC robots separate and programmed to work together using DualARM controls while performing applications.

Basically, a robot from the FANUC R series works in the foreground of the system, transferring parts to a load zone. Then, a worker signals the production to start, and an ARC Mate robot works with the R series robot in a dual-armed fashion to simulate the welding path.

The use of these robots together as a dual-armed robot arc welder brings many advantages to the table for manufacturers. The R series robot has a slim design, which allows manufacturers to decrease the size needed for their automation integration. Similarly, the ARC Mate robot has a compact design. This robot also brings efficiency, speed and an increase in productivity to the line when welding a variety of parts.

These robots perform dual-armed arc welding that cuts down on production time for manufacturers, as mentioned above, and that time savings also saves money. These robots can operate together without needing a break or time off, which means they could basically run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

RobotWorx, a certified integrator for FANUC Robotics, has access to the robots in the R and ARC Mate series. We are able to build systems, like the dual-armed arc welding robotic system mentioned above, or any other welding system to meet your facility’s needs.

For more information, contact RobotWorx online or at 740-251-4312.

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