Motoman Robots Arc Welding

Motoman ArcWorld III-6300XHD solution with three SSA2000 robots welds large and small snowplow moldboards fixtured on a dual-headstock/tailstock trunnion positioner, making approximately 65 welds on each.Moldboards for Sectional Snowplows

Flexible robotic welding solution produces consistent, high-quality welds and meets or exceeds project goals. System requires minimal manual changeover and can be run with same-size moldboards in both sets of positioner fixtures or with small moldboards fixtured on one side and large moldboards on the other. System is six to seven times more productive than manual process and can weld two large moldboards in only 13 minutes (92 per shift) and/or two small moldboards in only 10 minutes (120 per shift). Robot system can weld sections for 19-20 snowplows per shift, which is approximately double the project goal.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided two sets of custom fixture frames, one per side of the positioner, with two fixtures per frame. Fixtures are manually clamped. Minor, manual changeover of fixture details is required to allow each fixture to hold pairs of large or small moldboards.