In the machine tool industry our automation solutions set the standard for reliability and affordability. When compared to traditional gantries, articulated robotic solutions enable you to...
Achieve shorter installation time resulting in lower integration costs
Replace part carousels with pallets for part queuing to reduce overall system costs
Eliminate some moving components such as rotary actuators to minimize maintenance expenses
Use one robot to tend multiple machines with multiple operations to lower your capital investment
Have more valuable floor space available
Weldon has the expertise to design and install a completely integrated workcell using multiple machine tools and robots. These workcells are ideal for producing parts that require several processes from start to finish. For example, using a combination of conveyors, robots and machine tools, in a single cycle an integrated workcell can load, grind, unload, measure, transport and test a specific part in production. Take advantage of the increased productivity and savings provided by custom-built workcells using Weldon Grinders, FANUC robots - even your own existing machine tools - for use in a wide variety of industrial applications.
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Machine Load and Unload
No matter what machine you use - mill, lathe, CNC grinder, broach - Weldon can design an automated system to load and unload it.
Weldon's machine load and unload capabilities... watch automated grinding in action.
Press Load and Unload
Stamping and forging presses can also benefit from Weldon's machine tending load and unload capabilities.
A gantry robot consists of a manipulator mounted onto an overhead system that allows movement across a horizontal plane. They are usually large systems that perform pick and place applications, but they can also be used in welding and other applications.
Gantry robot systems provide the advantage of large work areas and better positioning accuracy. Position accuracy is the ability of the robot to place a part correctly. Gantry robots are easier to program, with respect to motion, because they work with an X, Y, Z coordinate system. Another advantage is that they are less limited by floor space constraints..
Robots can also assist with secondary process functions as inspections (auto or manual), labeling, blow-off, re-grip and flipping or inverting.
Weldon Solutions is an Authorized System Integrator for FANUC Robotics, North America's leading supplier of robotic automation. Weldon is also a FANUC Vision System Integrator, providing the ultimate in automation versatility. We offer a wide range of cost-effective and flexible robotic solutions to meet a variety of industrial automation needs. FANUC high performance robots, coupled with our project management, innovative systems engineering, customer service, and extensive industry experience have enabled us to successfully automate a variety of applications across several industries.
Weldon Solutions is also a member of the Robotic Industries Association. Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.
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