Skid Steer Welding Automation

Project summary

The robotic weld cell that MWES provided to our customer is capable of processing both Wacker chassis and load arm sub-assemblies. The system utilizes a large material handling robot to present pre-tacked weldments to a welding robot.

The Challenge

Our engineers had to allow for multiple material types such as mild steel and stainless steel to be processed through the system. Multiple welding torch necks were also required for access to weld seams. This system needed to optimize each welding position for any possible part configuration.

The Solution

The material handling robot is mounted on a servo-driven track or robot travel track (RTT) to enhance the work envelope of the system. Multiple manual tack stations are serviced by the material handling robot with two finished weld drop-off stations. The cell includes weld equipment and ancillary equipment.

Impact to the Customer

The system MWES provided our customer afforded them a number of advantages over their current manual manufacturing operation. Such as maximized system flexibility with utilization across many part styles, multiple infeed/outfeed stations to provide easily queued part runs, and all required equipment stored in the cell that allows for completely autonomous tool changeovers. This culminated in a system capable of running batch sizes as small as one part without any operator intervention.

Midwest Engineered Systems has a wide range of experience in building robotic weld cells. If you’re looking to improve your welding throughput, we have the knowledge and experience to make the project a success.

Contact us to learn how Midwest Engineered Systems can automate even your most complex and challenging operations today!

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Client Details

A leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic tank reservoirs and fluid conditioning devices.

Services Provided

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