Pre-engineered cells are the fastest, simplest path toward automation. By improving per-worker productivity by three to five times, they offer a compelling return on investment. Factory-built and -tested, they take the risk out of robotic system investments. The cells appeal especially to small- and medium-sized manufacturers and fabricators that value easy installation, set-up and operation, enabling them to take a confident step toward automating their welding operations.
That’s why ESAB Group Inc. (Annapolis Junction, MD) and Yaskawa (Miamisburg, OH) are developing and marketing a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems called XCellerator. The XCellerator systems will be engineered and built by Yaskawa and marketed by ESAB.
Yaskawa brings more than 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing robots, robotic controllers and robot cells. ESAB specializes in welding processes, filler metals, equipment and automation, and WeldCloud weld operations management infrastructure.
Hexagon and Authentise Partner On End-To-End AM Software Solution
The first-of-its-kind solution will integrate shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality from concept to part. Statistical process control combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods will mitigate waste and quality issues during design while improving AM repeatability.
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Beckwood to Manufacture Two Custom Hydraulic Presses for WHK BioSystems
A 110-ton 4-post compression molding machine will be used for R&D, and a 1650-ton compression molding press will be used in the production of UHMW sheets – the demand for which is rising in medical, aerospace, and defense sectors.