AGT’s expertise in the steel bridge fabrication industry brought to life our Cross-Frames Robotic Welding System dedicated to Steel Bridge Manufacturers.
Cross-Frames in Steel Bridge Manufacturing:
Most of the steel bridge manufacturers fabricate cross-frames.
The cross-frames are critical members for the stability of straight and curved steel bridges. Conventional cross frames are often fabricated from steel angles. The main configuration for the cross frames are X and K (Xs being the one used most of the time).
AGT’s Cross-Frames Robotic Welding System:
|Subject||Description / remarks|
|Footprint||Approximately 26’ x 40’|
|Welding system||A high capacity, Heavy duty welding system is included|
|Torch cleaning||A torch cleaning station is included|
|Safety||Fences and two light curtains are included. Some modifications may be required to fit customer’s layout|
|Seam finding||Laser touch sensing will be used to locate the T joints|
The goal is to automate the welding tasks of a bridge cross-frame. Thus, the operators can concentrate on the assembly of the parts to improve production capacity.
It is not possible to have a mass production of cross frames as they might be all the same but slightly different in sizes. That is the reason why we have done a parametric programming system
The system is equipped with a laser touch sensing package. This system will allow fast and accurate seam finding for all joints.
How it works:
Benefits of the system:
AGT’s Robotic Cross-Frames Welding System is a standard robotic cell with 3 working zones:
- 2x manual assembly zones (A & B)
- 1 robotized welding zone
AGT’s Robotic Cross-Frames Welding System provides following advantages:
- Compact design
- Very quick setup
- No robot immobilization
- No programming
- No need for specialized labor
- Trouble-free operation
- Very simple to use.
- Can be used for other products than X-Frames (please consult our sales department for your specific application)