Chained robot systems allows fully-automated welding at Voestalpine
At their location in Linz, the steel specialist voestalpine weld drive axle casings for industrial vehicles with a chained CLOOS robot system. The complex system consists of four welding stations and seven robots in total. The axle casings are fully-automated moved from station to station by means of a shuttle system. At the first station two QIROX QRC 350 robots weld the cover passes to both sides of the axle casings. First, the robots weld the cover passes to one side of the axle casings. Then, the workpiece positioner with counter bearing changes the axle casing by 180° to weld the cover passes at the other side. After these steps the shuttle system moves the completely welded axle case fully-automated to the next production station.