Creating a Robotic Welding System to weld rebar mesh of various layouts
Create a robotic welding system to weld rebar mesh of various layouts that has not been completed before in a high output production environment.
Complexities in the project:
Rebar in its nature is not a very precise and repeatable product to work with so how to overcome this in a robotic solution without constant manual intervention. Plus the amount of product configurations that are needed to be produced on the system – a high mix volume, even on a weekly basis. Scale and reach for a system to be able to deal with, was also a factor to consider.
Robot – Kuka KR120
Positioner – Kuka KL4000 1CA – 16m span
Control – Beckhoff Interface and Safety structure
Weld Power Source – Fronius TPS 500i
Smart tech – Fabtech Robotics Vision System integration
Software – Delfoi (Visual Components)
Fixturing – Client provision