PROGRAMMING, PROCESS CONTROL AND USE OF SENSORS IN ROBOT ARC WELDING

In robot arc welding it is essential to make the program in a fast and simple way. This is possible if the operator just feeds the robot with the welding parameters normally used i.e. speed, voltage, current, gas pre-flow time, burn-back time etc. and the robot itself creates the complete welding program internally. Usually the tolerances of the joint position and the shape can be kept sufficiently small by means of fixtures and a certain degree of care when cutting and forming the sheet sections. With large work pieces e.g. car bodies and in certain other cases, this is not possible or is very expensive. It is then advantageous if the robot itself with a seam finder can position the welding gun correctly in relation to the joint and adapt welding parameters to the actual gap.

  • 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:
    • Edling, G
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISATA 84108, HS-038 522
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM