Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

Motoman Robots Arc Welding

Two six-axis Motoman HP50-20 robots weld large dunnage rack assemblies fixtured on two MHT-1500 headstock/tailstock positioners.Dunnage Rack Assemblies and Subassemblies

Robotic welding system meets all goals and helps fab shop stay competitive despite foreign competition. System reduced direct labor by 75%. One operator can run the cell versus four skilled welders. Productivity increased from 20% to 600%, depending on the type of part and length of welds. Robots provide reliable operation and consistent quality welds, facilitating JIT production.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Motoman Robotics provided a custom HP50-20 welding solution, including:

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Customer provided their own tooling, including two sets of pneumatically clamped fixtures (one per positioner). Bolt-on fixtures include part-present sensors. Changeover takes an average of only 5-10 minutes.

 


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