Improve Weld Quality and Cycle Times with Motoman's AccuFast II

Aug 22, 2017

Motoman's new laser-based seam finder called AccuFast II will help to improve the weld quality and reduce cycle times on your production line. AccuFast II is an enhanced software that offers increased performance with improved sensor capabilities for Motoman's Arc Welding robots in the MA- and VA- series. These robots, combined with AccuFast II, can provide a non-contact commercial point laser to enable the quick and accurate location of welding seams. It reduces cycle times as the need to cut the weld wire is reduced while also being able to search at faster speeds due to the elimination of wire deflection.

Motoman AccuFast II Weld Software

If you are look­ing to improve your weld qual­i­ty and reduce cycle times even more, than Motomans new laser-based seam find­er, Accu­Fast II, is the solu­tion. This eco­nom­i­cal, enhanced soft­ware offers increased per­for­mance with improved sen­sor capa­bil­i­ties for Motoman’s Arc Weld­ing robots; the MA- and VA- series and oth­er stan­dard 6 axis robots. Accu­Fast II is unique; rather than touch” sens­ing with the weld wire, it uses a non-con­tact com­mer­cial point laser enabling quick and accu­rate loca­tion of weld­ing seams.

Accu­Fast II is able to pro­vide read­ings on a vari­ety of mate­ri­als at angles of mea­sure­ment that were not before pos­si­ble and has built-in jobs for dif­fer­ent joint types. It pro­vides more reli­able and repeat­able feed­back to the robot con­troller regard­ing part posi­tion. Fur­ther­more, instal­la­tion into exist­ing robot instal­la­tions should be sim­ple as the input and out­put sig­nals that the sen­sor uses are the same as touch sense. Cycle times are great­ly reduced by elim­i­nat­ing the need to cut the weld wire; it can also search at faster speeds due to elim­i­na­tion of wire deflection.

The sen­sor is com­pact and mount­ed in-line with the weld­ing torch; it is com­pat­i­ble with Motoman’s indus­try-lead­ing thru-arm torch design robots. The laser sen­sor is pro­tect­ed from the harsh weld­ing envi­ron­ment in an enclo­sure with a pneu­mat­ic shut­ter and pos­i­tive air pres­sure. There is also an option­al laser tar­get avail­able that aids in main­tain­ing the sen­sor TCP and adjusts the points if the sen­sor is serviced.

Pro­gram­ming is sim­pli­fied with macro job rou­tines as Accu­Fast II pro­vides a sin­gle instruc­tion in the robot job for detect­ing a seam or fea­ture. Macro jobs and the auto-teach func­tion can auto­mat­i­cal­ly find the taught part loca­tion and orientation. 

Motoman is proud of they inno­v­a­tive soft­ware and tech­nolo­gies that they offer to their cus­tomer’s; a wide range of cost-effec­tive thru-wire touch sen­sors to cut­ting-edge laser and vision sys­tems. Robots​.com rep­re­sen­ta­tives are ready to help dis­cuss all of these options with you and ulti­mate­ly bring bet­ter weld qual­i­ty to your pro­duc­tion line. 

Con­tact rep­re­sen­ta­tives online or at 8777626881 to get start­ed with your Accu­FastII inte­gra­tion today.

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