Stand back: RoboWelder is on the march.
Dukane Corp. said its Robo-Welder replaced nine pneumatic welders at an automotive manufacturer welding plastic lens/reflector assemblies.
The company came to Dukane when it ran into problems with its original plan: to use a nine-head unit.
The unit could not be built because of size constraints and interference problems, according to Dukane.
St. Charles, Ill.-based Dukane replaced the nine welders with one six-axis robot. The agile welding arm requires no modification for different subassemblies, the firm said.
The fixture determines whether the automotive light assembly is a right-hand or left-hand unit, then selects the correct welding path. RoboWelder also adjusts the welding pressure at each tab.
The ultrasonic generator monitors the weld energy to ensure each value stays within specifications.
The only changes required to make different assemblies are a new part fixture and a new program laying out weld-path parameters, Dukane said.
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