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DualARM Welding Robots Demonstrate Live Arc Welding with Weld Tip Inspection


This video demonstrates the benefits of using FANUC Robotics compact and flexible arc welding system. The system seen here features a DualARM controlled FANUC R-1000iA/80F robot and FANUC ARC Mate 100iC welding robot

The FANUC R-1000iA/80F robot in the foreground transfers an exhaust manifold part with an attached weld coupon to the load zone equipped with Dual Check Safety, where an operator safely exchanges the welded coupon. After the weld coupon is exchanged, the operator signals the system to start production. The ARC Mate 100iC welding robot works in coordinated motion with the R-1000iA/80F robot to simulate the weld path. This welding demonstration cell showcases FANUC Robotics' advanced ArcTool application software, which monitors the weld. The Lincoln Electric Power Wave® R350 used in this system provides an extremely stable arc response for optimized performance in robotic arc welding.

The R-1000iA robot has a slim design, allowing customers to reduce the overall size of their automation system by using more robots in each work cell, or making work cells with a single robot significantly smaller. The ARC Mate 100iC robot with ServoTorch is a six-axis welding robot with a compact design, class-leading operation efficiency, speed, load capacity, and enhanced performance for welding parts of all shapes and sizes.

The robots use iRVision Weld Tip Inspection to verify the condition of the welding tips. iRVision Tip Inspection software verifies that the welding tip is in good condition, and properly aligned to help arc and spot welding customers reduce product issues and scrap/rework costs caused by poor tip conditions. The robots perform a live weld on the weld coupon. The ARC Mate 100iC robot with ServoTorch ensures low-spatter arc starting while providing stable wire feed control through the FANUC Servo motor and wrist-mounted wire feed drive.

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Key Robot Technology Demonstrated


FANUC ARC Mate 100iC Robot

Heavy Payload Robot FANUC M-2000iA
  • Process specific arm protects and minimizes wear of the torch cable.
  • Highest motion speeds in class for maximum performance and productivity.
  • Best in class reach versus stroke ratio.
  • Compact design simplifies installation and transportation of system.
  • Offers an extremely large work envelope useful for large parts or complex tooling.
  • Extremely fast wrist axes reduces aircut times, thus improving throughput.

FANUC R-1000iA/80F Robot

  • Very small footprint reduces size of automation system.
  • High-density installations allow work to be completed in fewer stations.
  • Single-robot work cells can be designed to fit in tight spaces.
  • High-speed operation minimizes robot cycle times.
  • IP67 rated wrist allows operation in wet conditions.
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