Welding

ABB expands modular large robot portfolio

ABB expands modular large robot portfolio

ABB Robotics is continuing the expansion of its modular large robot portfolio with the introduction of the new IRB 7710 and IRB 7720. The new robots, combined with recently launched IRB 5710-IRB 5720 and IRB 6710-IRB 6740, offer a total of 46 different variants capable of handling payloads between 70kg-620kg, to give customers a new […]

By May 10, 2024 Read More →
Small, fast and element-resistant ‘hollow wrist’ robots

Small, fast and element-resistant ‘hollow wrist’ robots

Comau debuts its new S-Family of small yet powerful robots at Automate 2024, North America’s leading automation show. The first two high-speed robots, with payloads of 13 kg and up to 18 kg, are expressly indicated for assembly, arc welding and handling applications where accuracy, repeatability and speed are non-negotiable. Characterised by their exacting performance […]

By May 8, 2024 Read More →
Welding’s key role in the drive for a better climate

Welding’s key role in the drive for a better climate

In order to cope with high order numbers for its customised wood chip heating systems, Heizomat Gerätebau + Energiesysteme is using robotic welding cells from Fronius to weld the boilers. In 1982, the El Niño effect was unusually strong. The water temperature in the equatorial Pacific was 7 °C higher than average. Thermal energy was […]

By February 1, 2024 Read More →
Fit for the future thanks to smart robot welding

Fit for the future thanks to smart robot welding

A growing shortage of skilled workers and ever-increasing quantities call for intelligent production solutions led Anton Paar to invest in a latest-generation robotic welding cell from Fronius. Pursuing progress and innovation in consultation with the customer, trendsetting Austrian company Anton Paar manufactures high-precision measuring devices for a wide range of industries. Its dedicated research, engineering, […]

By November 7, 2023 Read More →
Self-contained, ultra-compact robot welding systems

Self-contained, ultra-compact robot welding systems

Less space, more output is probably high on the ‘wish list’ for any forward thinking manufacturer and ArcWorld Robotic systems available from Yaskawa are ideal for replacing, or supplementing manual welding required in metal manufacturing applications. These fully integrated systems offer the distinct advantage of being self-contained, so it’s a bit like buying any machine […]

By October 11, 2023 Read More →
Keeping automotive supply chain agile and just-in-time

Keeping automotive supply chain agile and just-in-time

William Hughes has adapted quickly to a serious increase in demand from a tier-one automotive seating customer, turning to Fanuc as part of major new investment in robotic welding cells and associated tooling and fixtures. The investment at its plant in Bulgaria is in reaction to the ramp up in popularity for a recently released […]

By August 22, 2023 Read More →
Automating the welding of aluminium assemblies

Automating the welding of aluminium assemblies

When a manufacturer of valves wanted to automate the welding of aluminium parts with robots to prevent misalignment, it turned to Contrinex for an inductive proximity sensor that would ensure the presence and position of an aluminium tube, and be able to withstand the electromagnetic interference created by the high currents used in the spot […]

By June 29, 2023 Read More →
Hybrid welding force calibration with IO-Link

Hybrid welding force calibration with IO-Link

As well as analogue output of the electrode force for resistance spot welding, the new Type 9831D welding force calibration transmitter from Kistler offers readout and configuration via the digital IO-Link interface as an option. IO-Link improves flexibility and interoperability to deliver a more user-friendly experience when testing and calibrating robotic welding guns, as well […]

By June 20, 2023 Read More →
Laser welding for chemical vessel production

Laser welding for chemical vessel production

A highly flexible robot from ABB Robotics is helping a major UK chemicals company produce accurate laser welds on chemical production equipment. The solution, developed by Cyan Tec Systems, is designed around an ABB IRB 6700 industrial robot carrying a laser welder to produce highly accurate welding on production vessels used in the manufacture of […]

By April 20, 2023 Read More →
7th axis robot in a welding application

7th axis robot in a welding application

An Igus 7th axis on a collaborative robot working alongside staff at German screening machine manufacturer Rhewum is helping to increase the workspace from 1300 to 5500mm. Built around the drylin ZLW tooth belt linear system, the 7th axis is quick and easy to set up, low cost and resistant to heat and dirt. The […]

By August 5, 2022 Read More →