Collaborative robot GMAW system offers simplified programming
Universal Robots and Arc
Specialties Inc. have developed the Snap Weld collaborative robot welding package.
The robot-assisted, interactive GMAW system can be deployed easily and flexibly in existing manual welding booths.
The welding system integrated with the robot comprises a
Profax wire feeder and water-cooled torch, enabling welds up
to 600 amps. A torch bracket and all cables and hoses are in-
cluded. Simplified programming is enabled by direct software
integration into the company’s Universal Robots+ program-
ming environment. Users can program advanced settings di-
rectly on the teach pendant that comes with the robot. Set-
tings include features such as wire feed speed and burnback
time, gas flow time, and crater fill time with instant feedback
on welding volts and amps.
Universal Robots USA Inc.
Customized visual dashboards
support 5S and lean goals
Visual Workplace Inc. offers customizable key performance indicator boards
to support 5S and lean activities. The
boards help users keep track of objectives, displaying metrics at the point
of use and keeping team members
informed about key goals for quality,
safety, and productivity.
conveyor oven developed
Grieve has developed No. 865, a 750-de-
grees-F, three-zone conveyor oven currently used for curing coatings at the
customer’s test facility. Workspace dimensions of this oven are 30 in. by 18
ft. by 15 in. INCOLOY®-sheathed tubular heating elements hold 90-k W, while
three 1,500-CFM, 11/2-HP recirculating
blowers provide vertical downward airflow to the workload.
The conveyor oven has a 4-ft.-long,
open-belt loading zone and 4-ft.-long
open unloading zone.
The Grieve Corp.
Automatic-feed machine bevels
steel plate at 10 FPM
has introduced the
Model Pro 7C automatic-feed beveling
machine. The self-propelled, hands-free unit bevels steel plate for weld
preparation at 10 FPM.
The machine can be operated as
a bench-mounted tool, or it is light
enough to be used as a portable machine. Featuring a variable bevel angle,
it can be used to bevel rounds and pipe.