October 16, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Vectis Automation has launched the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool, powered by a Universal Robots UR10e collaborative robot.
The robot tool is a portable, safe and versatile solution that is available as a low-risk, no-capital rent-to-own option.
Users of the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool are typically set up entirely by the customer within a few hours of system arrival and welding within 10 minutes of setup – with no programming experience necessary. Vectis’s Let’s Weld Together intuitive programming interface is accessible directly through the UR cobot’s own teach pendant. Programs can be created, saved and later recalled in order to handle the numerous part numbers typical for high mix/low volume shops.
The cobot welder can weld thick and thin parts, and the Vectis Weaving Software allows manufacturers to set weave parameters for cleanly tied-in welds with a Weld Template Library that provides parameter starting points for common weld sizes, such as one-click tack welds, square tubes with tight-radii corners, round tubes and multi-segment paths.
The Vectis system comes with all hardware provided fully integrated onto a three-foot by six-foot mobile modular fixturing cart enabling metal fabricators to bring the cobot to the work, or the work to the cobot with no anchoring nor dedicated footprint required.
The Vectis Cobot Welding Tool does not need three-phase power but runs off a 120V wall outlet, the welder can run on anything between 208V and 575V – including 240V single phase.
During production gaps in the weld shop, the cobot arm can be repurposed to other tasks.