November 7, 2013
Yaskawa Motoman offers a digital interface for Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Auto-Axcess® E series digital power sources. The Ethernet interface allows control of weld data monitoring parameters through the Insight Centerpoint™ application. The robot program communicates the part number and weld ID to the application, which tracks the weld data, verifies it is within limits, and can track weld quality and overall equipment effectiveness.
The robot's actual travel speed is monitored by the application so that heat input can be measured and maintained. Pulse slope and arc control can be changed in real time. The Ethernet interface can be networked, allowing up to four robots to operate from a single connection.