News / September 2019 / ArcWorld 200 and ArcWorld 500 Dual-Station Cells Add Versatility to Welding Applications

Dayton, OH (September 2019) — Designed for high robot utilization, the pre-engineered ArcWorld® 200 and ArcWorld 500 welding solutions are equipped to be versatile workhorses for small- to medium-sized parts or medium-volume production runs. Requiring minimal floorspace, these dual-station models are easy to install and customize, and each allows the operator to load one workstation while the robot is servicing the other.

Tooling is quick and easy. Workstations can be tooled for different parts or can be used for sequential operations. Both workstations feature a fast, rugged, electrically-driven barrier door. The Functional Safety Unit (FSU) provides an additional layer of safeguarding between the two stations without switches or a safety PLC, reducing cost and complexity.

The ArcWorld 200 (AW200) is designed for stationary tooling or a tack table. Risers are provided to allow end users to place their own tooling in the workstation, and each station accommodates a work area of 600 mm x 1,300 mm.

ArcWorld 500 (AW500) workstations include an MHT185 positioner equipped with a patented MotoMount™ fixture mounting system to simplify tooling while reducing stress on positioner bearings. Coordinated motion is standard between the robot and each positioner. Each station can accommodate a maximum part size of 1,000 x 800 mm.

AW200 and AW500 workcells include a robust six-axis AR1440 robot, which can service both workstations, and hosts a 12-kg payload capacity to support a wide variety of torches and sensors. The robot’s speed enables unrivaled performance and productivity, and the slim arm design allows easy access to parts in tight spots and avoids potential interference with fixtures.
The AR1440 robot is controlled by Yaskawa’s compact, yet powerful, YRC1000 controller. The controller is integrated into the workcell design, which includes separate cabinets for high and low voltage components, as well as dedicated locations for power sources, water circulators, pneumatics, sensors and other workcell devices.

ArcWorld workcells are equipped with an easy-to-use digital welding interface for Miller®, Fronius® or Lincoln® power sources, plus required torch, wire feeder and sensor options. Advanced welding functions, including weld inspection and process monitoring, can be included as an option. EtherNet I/P connectivity is used to connect most peripheral devices and includes a utility to set-up and troubleshoot connections to the robot.
Each ArcWorld workcell features a total safety environment that is compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 (and other international standards). The YRC1000 robot controller includes a Functional Safety Unit (FSU) that uses “stand still” monitoring of the positioner axis while the operator is interrupting the light curtain field.
The compact workcell design has a 4,613 x 2,231 mm footprint and fits in a 110” trailer. The robot, positioner and safety fence all ship on a common platform, reducing installation and setup time. The controller and power source are shipped attached to the cell base and can be separated for maintenance.

Additional optional features are available, including isolation transformers, second enabling switch, tip change box, bulk wire delivery, low wire sensor, gas flow sensor, exhaust hood and a stack light.

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