Robotic Weld & Fabrication
- Reel Feed, Laser Welding,
Vision Inspection, Robot Handling
TQC have designed and manufactured a fully automatic
manufacturing cell for the production of laser welded metal rings.
The system incorporates multi stations that perform
individual tasks to complete the manufacturing process, with a Kawasaki
6-axis robot being used to move product between the various manufacturing
Reel fed material is measured out, cut to the correct
length with the leading end presented for the robot to grip. The
robot manipulates the strip to form the circular shape with a servo
mounted gripper unit then secures the other end. The robot releases
the part to allow it to be indexed into a fully guarded laser welding
enclosure. The ends are welded together with vision inspection used
to ensure the weld meets the required parameters.
Following welding, the ring is passed through a series
of forming stations to complete the finished product. The final
operation is to transfer completed parts to outfeed stack magazines.
The control system monitors every station with part inspection included
to ensure correct part production.
Throughout the system running, the robot manipulates
parts between stations with any reject parts passed to a reject
The system manufactures different sizes of rings.
Welding & Inspection