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History of Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH

1919 - Foundation

1919 - Foundation

Eng. Carl Cloos founds Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik in Siegen-Weidenau and starts to manufacture acetylene gas generators and oxyacetylene welding torches.

1924 - Relocation of company headquarters

1924 - Relocation of company headquarters

The company Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik moves to Haiger.

1948 - New production line

1948 - New production line

Start of the production of welding power sources for stick electrodes.

1956 - CLOOS does pioneer work

1956 - CLOOS does pioneer work

Launch of the first CO2 shielded gas welding machine by Eng. Erwin Cloos.

1958 - Beginnings of automated welding

1958 - Beginnings of automated welding

Integration of welding power sources in manufacturing systems – the foundation for automated welding.

1961 - Novel arc control

1961 - Novel arc control

New developments on the component sector improve control.

1968 - A new welding power source

1968 - A new welding power source

Development and manufacture of the first pulsed arc welding machines. An important step for automated robot welding.

1978 - A new age of welding technology

1978 - A new age of welding technology

First use of robot system technology for gas shielded arc welding. The triumph of robot welding begins.

1981 - Start of the robot production

1981 - Start of the robot production

Construction and production of industrial robots in-house. The brand name ROMAT is born.

1983 - Welding with new quality

1983 - Welding with new quality

Development of a spatter-free and transistor based pulsed arc welding power source.

1986 - CLOOS develops its own robot control

1986 - CLOOS develops its own robot control

Intelligent robot welding: development and production of controllers for industrial robots under the brand ROTROL.

1992 - A milestone in welding technology

1992 - A milestone in welding technology

Dispatch of computer-controlled and programmable welding power sources of the QUINTO series.

1996 - CLOOS out in front

1996 - CLOOS out in front

Distribution of the TANDEM welding technology. Worldwide market leadership to this day.

1996/97 - Generation change

1996/97 - Generation change

New MIG/MAG pulsed arc welding power sources MC3 with computer-controlled power programming.

2001 - New robot control

2001 - New robot control

Robot welding becomes convenient: Novel ROTROL ® II robot control with touch screen on the teach pendant.

2002 – New welding robot mechanics

2002 – New welding robot mechanics

More dynamic, more precise, more working space due to the newly developed ROMAT welding robot mechanics.

2003 - Robot compact cells

2003 - Robot compact cells

A complete welding robot plant on minimal space: the robot compact cells Z1 to Z6.

2004 - Laser Hybrid Process - Ready for series production

2004 - Laser Hybrid Process - Ready for series production

Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik makes the MSG laser beam hybrid welding process ready for the market.

2006 - Pulsed arc welding at high speed

2006 - Pulsed arc welding at high speed

Cold Process (CP) - the innovation in thin plate welding. Launched together with the GLC 353 QUINTO CP pulsed arc welding power source.

2008 – QINEO - The new generation of welding power sources

2008 – QINEO - The new generation of welding power sources

QINEO are high-quality power sources particularly developed for commercial and industrial use.

2009 - Modular robot systems

2009 - Modular robot systems

The peripheral equipment of the welding robot systems becomes completely modular.

2010 – QIROX - The system for automatic welding and cutting

2010 – QIROX - The system for automatic welding and cutting

The QIROX System includes robot technology, software, sensor technology, positioners and process technology: everything required for professional robot welding.

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