Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and robotics automation systems

Motoman Robots Arc Welding and Handling

Motoman HP165 handling robot positions large fan wheels to facilitate welding of interior and exterior surfaces by a high-speed Motoman SSA2000 “Expert Arc” welding robot.Agricultural Grain Bin Dryer Fan Wheels

Robotic solution meets all project goals and objectives. Flexible robot system can position/weld variety of fan wheel sizes with back plate inside diameters of 193.7 mm (7.625") or 323.9 mm (12.75"). Two load/unload stations provide higher throughput. Operator can load/unload one station while the robot is processing parts loaded/unloaded from the other station. Robotic welding improves productivity and quality, while reducing the need for scarce skilled welders.

Project Challenges

Motoman Robotics Solution

Fixtures/Tooling Details

Motoman Robotics provided custom end-of-arm tooling for the HP165 handling robot, which positions individual fan wheels during welding to provide the best access for interior and exterior welding by the SSA2000 robot. The pneumatically actuated 3-jaw mechanical gripper includes one set of fingers that can accommodate both back plate sizes using the inside diameter. The customer provided part nests at the two load/unload stations.

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