Laserkraft had five existing robot welding systems in service, four of which were from Yaskawa. One of them was fitted with an older MOTOMAN robot (XRC) and an RM2 two-station mode switch from Yaskawa. In order to satisfy Laserkraft’s demand for high quality, the decision was taken to modernise an existing facility by switching to a new robot, or even better finding a solution where two robots could utilise the factory area to its full potential. At the same time, the use of existing fixtures unique to the customer had to continue.
An ArcWorld robot station model was the natural choice due to its compact form and ease of installation. With ArcWorld V2 and its wider fixture model and dual robots, Laserkraft not only gained the increased capacity and improvement in quality it was looking for, but also ensured a more beneficial use of the factory floor. Laserkraft could also maintain all existing fixtures due to the fact that mode switch V2, that replaces RM2, has been designed to make it seamless to transfer fixtures.
“With the introduction of ArcWorld V2, Laserkraft has migrated from its original single robot plant, secured welding quality and upped productivity by over 30 %.
In addition, the working environment has been improved for the operator,” says Christian Höglund, CEO of Laserkraft AB. All moving parts are contained inside the doors, and the welding smoke is extracted better as the robot station is completely encapsulated. The welding quality is enhanced as we can now pick from three different welding methods MIG/MAG, CMT and PULS, and this will involve much less post processing. I’m really surprised by how smoothly and quickly the installation was completed, which minimised downtime,” Christian concludes.
Customer: Laserkraft Bredaryd
Product: Metal components
Industry: Metal industry
Application: Arc welding
ArcWorld V2, 2x MA1440, DX200 controller, welding equipment for MIG/MAG, CMT, PULS