QIROX robot welds compact cargo bikes
For welding cargo bikes, muli-cycles in Cologne relies on an automated solution by CLOOS. Thanks to the flexible design of the system and the use of different welding processes such as MoTion Weld and Vari Weld, the robot can weld different steel and aluminium components with consistently high quality. The robot system consists of two opposite welding stations, each of which has a horizontal swivelling axis with an L-shaped extension arm. The counter bearing stabilises even long workpieces during welding. The station change is made by a horizontal rotation. Because of the 2-station arrangement, the machines can be loaded mutually. The heart of the system is the QIROX QRC-350-E robot. The 6-axis articulated arm robot has an excenter axis 7 which is integrated between robot base and centre point of axis 1. The seventh axis extends the working range for optimal positioning of the welding torch.