The system was developed as a refined robotic cell to provide full functionality without taking up excessive floor space.
This system has an advanced level of controls coding in which the robot can be directed to each weld individually or in any sequence desired via operator controls on the HMI system. The robot has the ability to intelligently auto-home at any point in it’s process saving personnel from having to manually jog and correct the robot.
This system was developed for a part with 38 welds using two different types of ultrasonic weld horns. The way that the system was programmed, it is capable of multiple processes by user configuration (enable/disable welds).
Utilizing Omron as a primary controls supplier, we were able to integrate all datasheets and documentation accessible at the HMI to provide information directly to maintenance personnel regarding field devices and to aid in troubleshooting.
Using Fanuc DCS (Dual Check Safeties) we were able to reduce the footprint of the cell to a mere 8’x 8’ compact framework, still providing the safe stopping distance required.
Atsi also provided two offline cells for other components to be added to the assembly