Recently upgraded robotic cladding & hardfacing capacity comprising 2 x 40kg 2.7m reach ABB 6-axis robots together on a 10m long track working with 2 x 2-axis 5 tonne robotic positioners.
These two robots can operate individually on different jobs or with co-ordinated motion on one job, depending on size and complexity.
The system is specifically designed for high speed automated cladding/rebuilding of worn and new parts with a wide variety of hardfacing alloys. End result is to not only bring the worn part back to new but significantly extend the life when compared to OEM replacement components.
In addition to the above we are currently upgrading our existing gantry robotic facility with the same robot as above. As well as increasing the capacity this will ensure ease of operation and programming with all our cladding systems being based on ABB robots
As well as the above we have installed two smaller ABB robots with “multimove” software for cladding and hardfacing of smaller jobs such as automatic tig welding and for various R&D projects.