Fully automated robot welding
Together with the leading provider of intelligent automation solutions KUKA, the robotics specialist Mabotic and the voestalpine Mechatronics Department, the voestalpine Foundry Group has developed a fully automated welding process. In the process, it was possible for the first time to fully automate production welding.
In the future, the two units at the Linz and Traisen sites will be able to process castings weighing up to 50 tons fully automatically and further increase process and product quality. Our robotic welding systems are designed for maximum precision and can handle even complex welding tasks.
The stepinto the future will not only further increase productivity and quality but also create new development opportunities for our employees. The robots take the strain off the workforce, improve working conditions and enable a more sustainable production process.
The reduced material waste and the minimized defect frequency, which leads to a halving of the repair cycles, enable a resource-saving production process. This is another important step towards a sustainable future.
Manual welding will remain an essential part of the process in the future. It is only the combination of the manpower of humans and that of machines that makes an automation process successful. The creativity, flexibility and innovative strength of our manual welders will remain an important part of the production process in the future.
Technical data at a glance
|3 welding boxes||3 welding boxes|
|Single-box operation: up to 6 x 4 x 4 m|
Double-box operation: up to 12 x 4 x 4 m
Box 1: 1,5 x 1,5 x 1,5 m
Box 2: 2 x 2 x 3 m
Box 3: 2 x 2 x 2 m
|2 welding robot units / 6-axis each||1 welding robot unit on linear-drive unit / 6-axis|
|2x 3-axis portal with strokes|
2x 2-axis linear travel turntable units
|1x static workstation|
2x rotary-pivot manipulators