Stephen Dangel, Owner, Dangel Robots & Machinery Inc.
Present day robot technology allows for control and monitoring of wave form shapes and welding parameters to achieve high quality welds in nickel and stainless steel alloys. The weld parameters are programmed directly on the robot pendant and stored in the robot controller memory for use in the welding programs. The programmed parameters, are transmitted to the welding power supply and wire feeder controller via high speed cable connection.
This presentation will discuss how:
- actual values for many parameters plus the wire feeder loading, are returned to the robot controller to be viewed on the pendant screen
- these values can also be sent to an off-line computer to record the welding history of individual parts, track by number
- if critical values fall outside of the preset settings by a programmable per cent, an alarm is created and the robot and welder stop