Spool Welding Robot (SWR)

Advantages

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Collaborative welding robot designed for high-mix low-volume production

 

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Ability to work within a 15ft radius while taking a 4ft by 8ft floor space

 

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Lower cost per person hour per weld by working in collaboration with a trained operator

 

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Consistent and repeatable root pass

 

Features

  • Ability to move freely from joint to joint
  • Consistent stick out using automatic distance control
  • Adjustable steady weave motion
  • Laser-assisted seam tracking
  • Weld and motion data are recorded using the SWR’s historian software
  • Ability to change weld modes as well as trim, wire speed, positioner speed, weave width and frequency on the fly

Long Reach

With an air-operated manipulator, the welding arm can be easily moved anywhere in its 15ft reach. It can weld a spool of up to 30ft long. The arm can be moved down to weld 4″ pipes at close to 3 o’ clock or moved up to weld 48″ pipes at close to 12 o’ clock.

With an air-operated manipulator, the welding arm can be easily moved anywhere in its 15ft reach. It can weld a spool of up to 30ft long. The arm can be moved down to weld 4″ pipes at close to 3 o’ clock or moved up to weld 48″ pipes at close to 12 o’ clock.

Small Footprint

We designed SWR to take minimum space. The machine base and equipment take only an 8′ by 4′ area in the shop compared to track mounted robots that take up to 40′ by 10′. SWR does not block forklift traffic or interfere with shop cranes.

We designed SWR to take minimum space. The machine base and equipment take only an 8′ by 4′ area in the shop compared to track mounted robots that take up to 40′ by 10′. SWR does not block forklift traffic or interfere with shop cranes.

Positioner Friendly

The machine can work with existing positioners thus effectively eliminating the need to buy new positioners. But if you need a positioner, we will be happy to supply it.

The machine can work with existing positioners thus effectively eliminating the need to buy new positioners. But if you need a positioner, we will be happy to supply it.

3-axis Arm

This three axis servo-driven welding arm imitates all motions you need to do 1G welding. The arm can move the torch up/ down, left/right while creating the weave motion. The welding arm also holds the wire feeder, HMI and pendant.

This three axis servo-driven welding arm imitates all motions you need to do 1G welding. The arm can move the torch up/ down, left/right while creating the weave motion. The welding arm also holds the wire feeder, HMI and pendant.

Collaborative Robot

SWR does not need fencing or light curtains. It is designed to work along operators as a collaborative robot. Safety systems including E-stops, safety relays, safety-rated speed monitoring encoders and torque monitoring sensors ensure the machine is always safe as required in the ISO 10218 standard and ISO/TS 15066.

SWR does not need fencing or light curtains. It is designed to work along operators as a collaborative robot. Safety systems including E-stops, safety relays, safety-rated speed monitoring encoders and torque monitoring sensors ensure the machine is always safe as required in the ISO 10218 standard and ISO/TS 15066.

Laser-based Distance Control and Seam Track

Using a laser camera and closed-loop control systems, the machine automatically controls the torch to pipe distance and assists the operator in seam tracking so that the operator can focus on the weld.

Using a laser camera and closed-loop control systems, the machine automatically controls the torch to pipe distance and assists the operator in seam tracking so that the operator can focus on the weld.

User Friendly HMI

As the main operator interface, the HMI allows the operator to select welding mode, tune the weld and motion parameters a, plot trends, review logs and access many other features built in the machine.

As the main operator interface, the HMI allows the operator to select welding mode, tune the weld and motion parameters a, plot trends, review logs and access many other features built in the machine.

Custom Pendant

This custom designed pendant allows the operator to easily start, stop and change motion and weld parameters while having the helmet down during the weld. It comes with a 5.7″ resistive touch screen, three axis joystick, hardwired safety rated Estop and easy-to-find rocker switches and push buttons.

This custom designed pendant allows the operator to easily start, stop and change motion and weld parameters while having the helmet down during the weld. It comes with a 6.5″ resistive touch screen, three axis joystick, hardwired safety rated Estop and easy-to-find rocker switches and push buttons.

Welding Power Source

SWR comes with Lincoln’s PowerWave® R500 (the best-in-class robotic power source), PowerWave® STT® module, Cool Arc® water cooler and AutoDrive® wire feeder.

SWR comes with Lincoln’s PowerWave® R500 (the best-in-class robotic power source), PowerWave® STT® module, Cool Arc® water cooler and AutoDrive® wire feeder.