Skilled welders are hard to find, so it’s best to assign them to higher-return jobs instead of using them for simpler welding tasks. Fabricators and job shops can now give the easy, low-value weld jobs to the new FastARC® CX1000 collaborative robot (cobot) from Acieta.
“The FastARC CX1000 repeatedly welds accurate and high-quality welds all day, every day,” says Bill Brauer, Sr. Robotic Systems Engineer, at Acieta. “That means less scrap, increased uptime and greater capacity, so shops can take on more work.”
The FastARC CX1000 cobot is cart-mounted and can be moved around the shop wherever it’s needed. Changeover is quick, making the FastARC CX1000 perfect for low volume-high mix shops. Hand-guiding the robot makes for simple programming so no advanced programming experience is necessary. An intuitive interface features drag and drop programming.
As a standard, pre-engineered system, the FastARC CX1000 can be available for delivery and installation within just weeks. With many end-of-arm tooling options, the CX1000 can be uncoupled from the weld cart and repurposed for different applications like machine tending or sanding when not welding.
The FastARC CX1000 cobot is equipped with a FANUC 6-axis, 10 kg capacity collaborative robotic arm that’s maintenance-free for up to eight years. The system is compatible with Lincoln Electric® and Miller® welders and is IP 67 rated with sealed components to work in industrial environments.
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