As one of the most common automated application today, robotic welding is constantly in demand. In the last 20 years, companies like RobotWorx have begun to integrate welding applications, as well as material handling and material removal applications, for customers. A robotic integrator takes robots from other companies like FANUC, Motoman, ABB, Universal Robots, and KUKA and customizes them specifically for customers.
Customers wishing to customize their welding cell are in for a real treat when working with a company like RobotWorx. We have an entire catalog of robotic welding robots, as well as several positioners, safety packages and other features available.
When a manufacturer comes to RobotWorx for a robotic weld cell, they have to decide on what kind of robot they want, what kind of positioner they want and what kind of safety package they are looking for.
There are a plethora of robotic arms that can be integrated into a customized welding cell. Customers can use anything from the FANUC ARC Mate 100iC to the Motoman MA1400 to the KUKA KR 6 Arc. These robots have different payload capacities and have the ability to perform several different welding applications, depending on the welding package and program.
With positioners, it all depends on the manufacturer’s application and the size of the parts. While smaller pieces might be suited for stationary or a 180-degree turntable, larger parts need something like a ferris wheel positioner that allows for simultaneous welding by multiple robots.
When choosing safety packages, manufacturers need to consider what humans will be interacting with the welding cell. They can choose to install interlocking doors to completely close off the cell during operation, or safety light curtains and pressure mats that use movement and weight to momentarily delay an application if something gets into the work zone during operation.
With all these options, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Never fear! The team at RobotWorx will help you sort out all the options until you have the perfect welding cell for your facility. For more information on automation with RobotWorx, contact us today online or at 740-251-4312.