THE ROLE OF THE ASEA IRB 90 S FUNCTION PACKAGE FOR SPOT WELDING IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

The use of spot welding robots is well established in the automotive industry. ASEA has developed a function package for spot welding including a robot and the necessary interfacing and welding equipment, within the limits of the welding gun attachment flange, the ground bolts, the service connections and the interfacing signal connections. This equipment package gives consistent welding quality, no interfacing problems such as delays in communication between robot and welding timer, fast and efficient commissioning, low running costs and high uptime. The different interpretations of flexibility considered in the design of the ASEA IRB 90S function package are briefly discussed. The package is described, an economic evaluation of its function is made and an example of its implementation is given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ISATA 84, "In Pursuit of Technical Excellence". Proceedings Volume 2. International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation with particular reference to Vehicle Management Systems and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Milan, Italy 24-28 September 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Automotive Automotion Limited

    42 Lloyd Park Avenue
    Croydon CRO 5SB, Surrey,   England 

    Alfa Romeo Auto SpA

    Milan,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Granstedt, O
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISATA 84085, HS-038 501
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM