XRC Advanced Arc Weld Programming
Jan 27, Mar 10, May 12
This module is a 4.0-day training class. Classes are held throughout the year, on average of 1-3 times per quarter, but typically close out 60-90 days in advance.
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The XRC Advanced Arc Welding Module, an advanced course on Motoman UP-, SK-, and SV-series industrial robots, provides programming instruction for operators with a working knowledge of the XRC controller. As a minimum, the student should have a basic understanding of the GMAW process. The XRC Basic Programming with Arc Welding Module is a prerequisite to this module.
Students learn to perform advanced functions and apply weld-specific commands.
Primary topics include:
- Development and setting of weld files, jobs, etc.
- Weld troubleshooting
- Weave welding
- Cube definitions
- Position variables
- Incremental moves
- Parallel shift
- External axes programming
- Touch sense & seam tracking overview
Classroom lectures on programming commands are reinforced with demonstrations. Commands and topics are related to real-world examples and applications. Material covered in lectures is enhanced with actual hands-on programming by students. Students work in teams to perform workshop exercises, including actual "live arc" welding exercises which emphasize commands covered in class lectures. These welding exercises are based on the GMAW process, using a constant voltage power source and mild steel wire. Classroom instruction includes advanced information on arc welding, cube definition, analog outputs, customizing speed choices, default speeds, parallel shift, and other information pertinent to welding systems.
Students receive the XRC Advanced Arc Welding Programming Manual which details welding commands and programming techniques for the Motoman XRC controller. Additional handouts relate to specific topics covered in class. Students are urged to take notes, participate in discussions, and to bring up specific programming issues.
XRC Basic Programming with Arc Welding
Training class schedules are subject to be changed without notice, based on training demands. All Training classes are held in the Miamisburg, OH Training Facility unless other prior arrangements have been confirmed.