AUTOMATION OF WELDING PROCESSES
From the beginning our goal was to RMA striving to achieve the highest quality welding process using the latest technology.
Currently, in our portfolio, in addition to conventional welding methods, such as MIG / MAG, TIG, we use state-of-the-art technologies such as laser beam. We offer turnkey solutions as well as ready welding platforms and targets.
TECHNOLOGIES IN BRIEF
Laser beam welding is mainly used to connect components that must be combined with high welding speeds, thin and small weld seams and low thermal distortions.
High welding speeds, excellent automatic handling and the ability to control online quality during the process make laser welding a common method of joining in modern production of the automotive industry and large-scale production.
SPAWANIE MIG/MAG, TIG
MIG MAG TIG welding technology technology is one of the most common applications introduced for industrial robots.
Conventional welding requires above all the accuracy and maintenance of constant parameters of the current source.
The automation of this process, through the use of industrial robots brings a number of benefits, such as:
– Fixed location of the weld location
– Constant parameters, repeatability of the process
– Weld quality control, thanks to the use of industrial robots equipped with vision systems.
TOP 10 OF WELDING AUTOMATION
1. Increase in Productivity
With a robots ability to process welded components three to five times faster than humans by operating continuously, withstanding a greater arc on-time and moving quickly between weld joint positions, a robotic welding system can provide substantial increases in output.
2. Consistent and Repeatability
Manual welding requires a high level of skill as well as concentration to achieve consistency and repeatability.
A robotic welder can continue to perform precisely the same weld cycle continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Manual welding processes require multiple jigs which are swapped out with each production run.
Robots can save valuable time and eliminate tool changes as grippers can grab any part regardless of size or shape, position it on the assembly, and hold it tight during the welding process.
Numerous safety risks exist for welders such as electric shock, exposure to gases and toxic fumes, and welder’s flash burns to the eyes cornea.
Robotic welders have proven themselves in reducing the number of accidents to workers in the metal fabrication industry with the number of injuries reported to government reducing each year.
A robotic welder can achieve superior quality by ensuring the correct welding angle, speed, and distance with repeatability of accuracy of (+0.01mm).
Ensuring that every single welding joint is consistently produced to the highest quality significantly reduces the need for costly rework.
6. Labour forces
With a shortage of skilled workers, robotic welders have helped to overcome this issue.
Whilst manual welders will still be required for jobs which have a high degree of customisation, a robotic welder will alleviate issues in busy times by reducing additional hours and the need to hire and train extra staff.
7. Reduce Consumables
With manual welding, the size of the weld is determined from the operator and could result in a larger weld than required. Robots are programmed to always weld to the correct length and size of the joint requirement, providing significant saving over time.
8. Reduced Production Costs
Through improvements in quality, consistency and productivity a robotic welding system can deliver parts at a reduced cost.
Further saving can also be made through reduced energy consumption and consumable costs in addition to lowering workers compensation and insurance costs.
9. Reduction in Weld Distortion
Distortion in a weld occurs from the expansion and contraction of the weld metal and adjacent base metal during the heating and cooling cycle of the welding process.
Robotic welders are tuned to correctly size the weld for the requirements of the joint, minimise the amount of weld passes and complete the process with speed to minimising the heating of the surrounding metal that can expand and lead to distortion.
10. Increased Competitive Advantage
Implementing a robotic welding solution can set companies apart from the competition by allowing for faster completion and delivery of products whilst ensuring consistent quality.
MAIN FOR WELDING AUTOMATION
READY-TO-USE FOR WELDING AUTOMATION
READY-TO-USE LASER WELDING MACHINES
Basing on its long-term experience and distinctive know-how in the field of laser technology, RMA established Business Unit – Laser Technology. Cooperating efficiently with many industrial customers, it has been providing both the domestic and foreign market with ready solutions (equipment and platforms), which focus on laser welding technology and laser material processing.
We have managed to create a series of devices that enable you to significantly increase production and maximize profits.
THE FULLY ROBOTISED WELDING LABORATORY
Our laboratory, offer a possibility of a laser welded parts production. Our offer is addressed primarily to customers whose production volumes do not allow to invest in their own laser welding station, and to customers who interested in changing the welding technology to a more effective one in near future.
We help our customers to select optimal welding technology and check initial design assumptions. For them we prepare and demonstrate the most efficient processes that can be implemented from a products’’ design phase.
This approach helps us to eliminate risks that affect projects’ deadlines and project implementation time.
Collaborative robots, otherwise known as “Cobots”, are a dynamically developed solution that will provide your company with increased control over production.
Cooperating robots are an exemplary employee who will not be released or dismissed from work. Even the most monotonous work will not make you bored or injured. The learning process takes only a few moments!
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