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Pre-Engineered Robotic Arc Welding Workcells

The ArcWorld 1000 family of pre-engineered robotic arc welding workcells features a customer-driven design and standard options designed to optimize small- to medium-sized part production for medium to high volumes. "Each model is simple to customize, easy to install and extremely reliable, making it a suitable solution for general fabricators as well as automotive tier suppliers with demanding production requirements," said a company spokesperson.

Single robot (ArcWorld 1000) and dual robot (ArcWorld 1200) feature the 6-axis AR1440 robot with a 12 kg payload capacity to support a variety of torches and sensors. The robot's increased speed (over the previous model) enables enhanced performance and productivity, and the contoured arm design allows easy access to parts in tight spots and avoids potential interference with fixtures.

The AR1440 robot is controlled by the new compact YRC1000 controller that features patented multiple robot control with coordinated motion between devices. This allows the AW1200 dual robot configuration to operate from a single teach pendant for optimized control and coordination.

This flexible workcell features a high-speed servo turntable positioner with either 355 kg or 655 kg capacity.

A 1,524 mm or 1,828 mm tabletop is available as well. Maximum part size is 1,000 mm x 474 mm. This H-frame style positioner features a protective arc screen that allows the operator to safely load and unload parts from one location outside the robot work envelope while the robot welds inside the workcell.

ArcWorld workcells are equipped with a digital welding interface for Miller, Fronius or Lincoln power sources, plus required torch, wire feeder and sensor options. Advanced welding functions, including weld inspection and process monitoring, can be included as an option. EtherNet/IP connectivity is used to connect most peripheral devices and includes a utility to setup and troubleshoot connections to the robot.

Each ArcWorld workcell features a total safety environment that is compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 (and other international standards). The YRC1000 robot controller includes a Functional Safety Unit (FSU) that uses "stand still" monitoring of the positioner axis while the operator is interrupting the light curtain field.

Several standard options are available, including isolation transformers, second enabling switch, tip change box, bulk wire delivery, low wire sensor, gas flow sensor, exhaust hood and a stack light.

The compact workcell design has a 4,570 mm x 2,285 mm footprint and fits in a 110" trailer. The robot, positioner and safety fence all ship on a common platform, reducing installation and set-up time. The controller and power source are shipped attached to the cell base and can be separated for maintenance.

For more information contact:

Yaskawa America, Inc.

Motoman Robotics Division

100 Automation Way

Miamisburg, OH 45342


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