Motoman Robot Aluminum Arc Welding

Motoman UP20M robot provides extended reach required to weld aluminum turret bases fixtured on two sides of a modified FabWorld solution, more than quadrupling production.Turret Bases for Military Vehicles

System shipped early. Customer needed start-up support due to increased demand for parts. Motoman Robotics provided over two weeks of multiple-shift support. Motoman Robotics' solution more than quadrupled production – from 5-7 a day to approx. 20-25 per day. System achieved required cycle time of better than two parts per hour. Integration of OTC welding packages familiar to customer reduced training time. Motoman Robotics system provides necessary reach for both sides of workcell, and minimum downtime. Competitor’s robot system was redeployed to perform simpler welding tasks on other subassemblies.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a modified FabWorld® UP20M system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Fixtures for this project were Customer supplied, and consist of manually clamped fixtures (without sensors) used to hold subassemblies and components. Parts are located using the inside diameter (ID) of the major ring. Smaller components and subassemblies are clamped after the ring is located.