ABB’s ARCITEC is a system solution for arc welding where the robot controller (S4Cplus) is highly integrated with the weld power source. The controller and power source communicate through a fast CAN/Devicenet bus. The power source has a built-in database and calculation tool for weld parameter values.
ARCITEC II, the latest generation of fully integrated power sources, has full synergic functionality. It is designed for the robotic MIG/MAG welding of materials used in metal fabrication industries. Digital communication gives fast and accurate control of the welding process.
ARCITEC II has more than 300 method/material/wire diameter/shielding gas combinations developed specifically for robotic welding. All welding parameters can be individually tuned by turning off the synergic functionality for more demanding applications.
The ARCITEC II system power sources provide superior welding properties for different materials with minimum spatter.