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3D Remote Laser Scanner Welding Machine with FANUC R-2000iB Robot


In this robotic laser welding application video courtesy of Novika Solutions (formerly CSTPQ), a FANUC R-2000iB robot is utilized to perform remote laser scanner welding of electric display signs. 

This system utilizes a laser processing head developed by Highyag Lasertechnologie called the RLSK. This RLSK laser processing head and R-2000iB robot coordinate the laser beam, focusing in both angle and depth, providing a tremendous advantage when compared to traditional laser scanner welding heads that only operate in two dimensions. The scanner and robot motion program is generated automatically through the RLSK Studio, providing excellent coordination for accurate multi-dimensional welding capabilities. High throughput and a reduction in teaching time is a key benefit to this new technology. Accurate weld placement reduces the setup time since there is no direct path teaching.

This 3D remote robotic laser scanner welding process resulted in CSTPQ seeing their weld times reduced from hours to minutes when compared to traditional robotic 2D scanning and programming methods. The RLSK processing head is PC-based, and works in an integrated programming environment in which the RLSK head automatically creates the robot program and path. This type of robotic welding technology is ideal for enclosures for welding automotive components, as well as most industrial products.

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Key Technology Demonstrated


FANUC R-2000iB Robot

Laser Welding Robot
  • The slim arm of the R-2000iB and compact footprint allows for increased robot density, increasing throughput.
  • Compact size and ability to flip over and work behind itself maximizes flexibility for work cell design, and saves valuable floor space.
  • Large allowable wrist moments and inertias meet a variety of heavy handling challenges.
  • Non-rotating forearm simplifies hose and cable dressout increasing service life.
  • Proven, reliable FANUC servo drives provide highest uptime and productivity.
  • High-performance motion yields fast cycle times and high throughput.
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