The majority of assemblies will require turning to bring the joint in a suitable position for welding. Positioners from YASKAWA do this automatically with high precision. There are numerous advantages for using a positioner in your robotic welding cell.
Weld faster and improve access and weld quality
Eliminate manual manipulation and handling of assemblies whilst at the same time reducing cycle times due to short positioning times of the robot and the positioner.
Bring the joint into the most favourable welding position to ensure high weld integrity, increased welding speed and improved bead profile. Use a two axes positioner for ultimate flexibility.
Joints that are outside the limit of the robot’s working envelope may be rotated
so the robot can still reach these joints -
The robot can weld around pipes by just rotating the positioner with the additional
flexibility that the robot can weld many different tube diameters without the need
for time consuming set-
The combined system accuracy of the MOTOMAN robot working with a positioner in terms of repeatability and path accuracy is extremely high, which results in superior weld quality.
Vertical down position
for thin plate welding
for medium to thick plate
for thick plate welding