Festo Offers Compressed Air and Cooling Water Solutions for Welding Robots

Body welding in the automotive industry calls for speed and precision. This is easier said than done, however, since different media have to be accommodated. The solution is application-specific complete solutions from Festo for supplying compressed air and cooling water for welding guns. A flexible and bundled media supply offers greater security and efficiency.

Specifically for robotic welding applications: complete media supply solutions from Festo. (Photo: Festo AG & Co. KG)

As complexity increases, so too do error potential and operating costs. This is especially true for company and plant areas where different media like compressed air and cooling water are used. A large number of parameters coincide in the smallest of spaces – from plant development and cost-efficient operation to regular maintenance.

Festo offers application-specific complete solutions for supplying compressed air and cooling water for welding guns specifically for body welding in the automotive industry. From individual robots to an entire welding line, a structured, bundled media supply increases process reliability and ensures maximum system availability.

Reduced complexity
Festo has extensive expertise in production and process automation. The result is tailored solutions that optimise the cycle times, precision and quality of welding processes. Developed, produced and supplied by Festo, these solutions reduce system complexity to a minimum. Process monitoring and diagnostic management are available as optional services.

Welding robots require compressed air, among other things, to move the welding guns and to clamp metal sheets. Cooling water is needed to keep the processes in the optimum temperature range. The complete solutions can either be integrated in the safety fence for ease of operation or directly on the robot. This enables both entire lines or individual robots to be stopped and started again. The long-term benefits for plant operators are flexibility and increased availability.

Durable and precise
Festo also offers servo-pneumatic drive and controller systems for X or C welding guns. Welding gun solutions from Festo produce durable and precise welded joints with high speed and repetition accuracy combined with consistent quality.

Source: http://www.festo.com/

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