Welding fabrication cells
In most metal fabrication shops, traditional air carbon-arc gouging (ArcAir™) has proven to be a good process to work in welding applications, but it has its own disadvantages compared to plasma-arc gouging.
AGT’s robotic plasma-arc gouging system uses a conventional plasma cutting system and has numerous advantages in comparaison to air carbon-arc gouging system:
• Portable and flexible
• Very quick setup
• Reduced noise and fume rates
• No risk of carbon inclusion
• No need for specialized labour
• Drastically reduced post-gouging cleanup time
• Extremely constant and high quality gouged grooves (joint preparation and/or back-gouging)
• Virtually unlimited control over torch angles and weave parameters
• Trouble-free operation
• Simple to adjust and easy to modify all process parameters
• Long lasting consumables
• Very simple to use.
Applications are diversified, such as:
• Back gouging
• Weld metal removal
• Overlay and hard facing removal
• Weld preparation
• Weld defects repairs
• Surface defects repairs
• Any classical known plasma application: standard plasma cutting, chamfering
By combining vision and robotics, assembly can become a very fast and efficient process, even when many models are present.
Cutting / Marking / Scribing
Here is an example on how to combine 3D vision and robotics to perform adaptative cutting on two parts assembled together.
Robotics can be an effective tool for cutting, marking and scribing applications.
Robotic cells can also perform grinding of many parts.
Using high-performance 3D Scanners, the SelfLearning Technology yields to high-flexibility since every part will be painted according to its specific shape.
With 3D vision, on top of generating collision-free robotic paths adapted to the actual shape of the part, inspections can also take place to ensure quality products to the end-user or prevent adding value at a later step to a defective product.