Motoman Robots Handling and Laser Cutting

Dual UP50 robots manipulate exhaust tubes under a stationary fixed-beam CO2 laser for hole cutting/trimming operations (actual parts/tooling not shown).Automotive Exhaust Assemblies

System meets all project goals and challenges. Improved productivity allows customer’s cutting department to meet production requirements running only 1.5 shifts per day/5 days per week vs. 3 shifts per day/6 days per week. Flexible system manipulates a wide variety of parts for accurate laser cutting/trimming of various holes and shapes.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom dual UP50 robot system, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman integrated Customer supplied laser, beam delivery system and water chiller. The customer integrated their own end-of-arm robot tooling, consisting of dual parallel mechanical grippers, and automatic tool changers. Customer was also responsible for integration of their part nests onto the Motoman positioner, and for the integration of the off-load conveyor.