Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robot Arc Welding

Modified ArcWorld 1000 solution uses six-axis UP6 robot to weld rebar to plates and angle sections.Steel Reinforcements for Pre-Cast Concrete Products

Flexible cell met or exceeded customer‘s expectations for quality and production. Fixture design capable of accommodating most parts. System achieves or beats required 60-second cycle time for all parts (except large rebar parts that require vertical welding and multiple passes).

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided a custom fixture for each part group, plus a duplicate fixture for one group. Changeout details on the various fixtures allow welding of individual part numbers within a part group. Manual clamping is used with all fixtures. One fixture mounts on each side of the positioner. Fixture base plates are common and manually interchangeable. Based on the length of the rebar pieces, many assemblies are welded in an “inclined” configuration; one fixture is oriented in a vertical configuration.

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