November 29, 2012
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the new Swift Arc angle loader (AL) robotic system. The workcell is suitable for job shops introducing robotics to their applications.
The system features a simple cell design with easy-open manual doors and two independent working locations. Tooling can be changed on one side, while welding takes place on the other side. At 36 by 42 ft., the large-capacity flat table side is about twice the size of a 60-in. rotating turntable. The cell features the Kuka KR-5 arc robot with PC-based KRC-2 controller. It has an 11-lb. payload and 55.5-in. reach.
The system is delivered ready to weld. The welding power source and wire feeder are offered as standard components, designed to minimize spatter and burn-through on thin materials. Other features include TruArc voltage, harmonized motion between the robot and external axes, open-architecture Windows® HMI, a PC-based controller, constant wrist orientation function, and electronic mastering for quick calibration.