Robotic Seam Welding with Dual Motoman SK16x MIG-Welding RobotsSeam welding is a continuous welding method that can be much more challenging than spot-welding. A welding station has been developed that can make seam welds on three different sized products both internally and externally.
- The company looked at both manual welding and hard automation, but neither option fit its needs.
- Manual welding couldn't provide the needed repeatability.
- As a result, Precision produced an automated MIG-welding production cell that automatically loads boxes.
- One at-a-time, onto a conveyor where they travel to a sizing station.
- Once there, the boxes are measured, identified, and captured in all three directions.
- Sensors then relay the information to the welding station where the fixturing automatically adjusts to match the box.
- At the welding station, dual Motoman SK16x MIG-welding robots make the internal and external box welds, and the system then transfers the boxes to a discharge conveyor.
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