Motoman Robots Arc Welding and Handling

Flexible multiple robot cell performs tack-welding and “jigless” final welding of exhaust manifolds.Automotive Exhaust Components

Provided flexible system capable of producing all required parts. Easily achieved 2.08-minute cycle time which is 18.75% faster than 2.56-minute requirement. Met or exceeded customer’s quality expectations.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

End-of-arm tooling for UP50 material handling robots consists of custom pneumatic grippers capable of handling one tack-welded manifold assembly for finish welding by one of the UP6 robots. Since this is a “jigless” operation, the UP50 robot in each cell positions parts for welding by the UP6 robot. Motoman Robotics provided tack-welding fixtures for the flat-table positioners and reposition fixtures for manual part reorientation by the operator.