Arc Welding with Dual Arm Fanuc Robots

Aug 29, 2013

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.


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.

Robots​.com, 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 Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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