ROBOTIC WELDING ASSISTANT

More About Welding Assistant

Combined to our Astro-53, the Robotic Welding Assistant kit represents our vision of a real collaborative application for a cobot. Instead of working closely to human workers, the Robotic Welding Assistant works in symbiosis with the welder, therefore facilitating the process of  welding on irregular metal parts.

The Welding Assistant is a useful third hand that maintains irregular pieces in place to help the welder. The 360° motion of the FANUC robot avoids having to turn over the part to weld all sides, and prioritizes an optimal horizontal weld configuration. The joystick allows manual control of the robot‘s position for more precision when needed. This Robotic kit is perfect for small volume productions and there are no programming skills required to operate the FANUC robot.

Starting at
$74,000 USD

Welding Assistant

This Robotic Welding Assistant kit enables jigless welding, therefore giving more autonomy to the welder. No more time loss moving the pieces to the right position. And like all of our Astro cells, this robotic kit comes with an electrically adjustable table to fit the welder’s height.

The Robotic Welding Assistant kit includes:

Single Gripper EOAT

Single gripper EOAT

In addition to the single gripper that comes with the robotic kit, we also added three pairs of fingers to the bundle:

  • 1 pair of fingers for round tubing
  • 1 pair of fingers for square tubing
  • 1 pair of blank fingers, ready to be machined according to your needs

Basic welding assistant programs

To help get started with the robotic Welding Assistant, the kit comes with a basic assistant program. This program allows you to teach a path easily to the welding assistant with simple programming knowledge.

Basic Welding Assistant Programs
Basic Welding Assistant Programs

Basic welding assistant programs

To help get started with the robotic Welding Assistant, the kit comes with a basic assistant program. This program allows you to teach a path easily to the welding assistant with simple programming knowledge.

Robotic Joystick

Joystick to easily move the robot

The joystick gives more precision to position the piece or to change, the position initially taken by the robot, at will. The joystick can also be used to create teaching points offering more versatility to the user.
** only with the FANUC Robot CR-15iA

This robotic kit has been created to help welders with unconventional parts to weld. You can also accessorize the Robotic Welding Assistant
to answer your specific needs.

BENEFITS

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VERSATILE
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SAFE
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CONSTANT

ROBOTIC COMPTABILITY

Astro-53 FANUC Robot CR-15iA
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800 mm/s

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1441 mm

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15 kg

Astro-53 FANUC Robot CRX-10iA
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1000 mm/s

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1249 mm

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10 kg

Astro-53 FANUC Robot CRX-10iA/L
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1000 mm/s

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1418 mm

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10 kg

FEATURES

  • Basic welding programs to easily create a robotic path without programming skills.
  • 360 motion avoids having to turn over the part to weld all sides, and allows
    a consistent and optimal welding position for ergonomics and quality.
  • Single gripper EOAT with three pairs of fingers to manipulate various kinds
    of metal pieces.
  • Joystick to easily move the robot and improve positions.
  • Weight = 750kg (1650 lbs)
  • Wheels with integrated leveling pads
  • Integrated electrical cabinet
  • Integrated pneumatic panel
  • Adjustable height for improved ergonomics
  • Meets the CSA requirements
  • EtherNet/IP communication
  • Karel
  • DCS
  • Basic interference check
  • Collision Guard
  • Constant Path
  • Electrical cabinet with 32 in/32 out PNP available
  • 480 VAC three phases
  • Electrical hydraulic lifting system

Included software :

  • Background logic programs for alarms, lights, locking sequences, and timers for the overall cell operation
  • 10 basic programs associated with product selection on the HMI page
  • The cell is programmed to be operated with 3 buttons (Stop, Reset, Start). It starts a main program that calls the selected product
  • 1 homing program selectable by a macro

ROBOTIC ARM

  • FANUC Robot CR-15iA
  • FANUC Robot CRX-10iA
  • FANUC Robot CRX-10iA/L

ACCESSORIES

Compatible with standard DIY Robotics accessories and easily adaptable for custom needs.

Robotic Welding Assistant

Installation

The Robotic Welding Assistant (RWA) can be integrated into your production line with only 5 simple steps. Before the RWA arrives at your factory, make sure its space has been prepared. The floor does not need to be perfectly leveled, as you will be able to adjust the cell by handling the pre-integrated ratchet handles on the wheels. The cell needs an electric and a pneumatic connection. Make sure you have both of them set up.

You can find more specifications about the Robotic Welding Assistant installation procedure on the documentation shared on our website. Remember that DIY Robotics provides free support to help you at any moment if needed.

We can assist you in many ways

As our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible to all, we have developed several tools to guide you towards your own Industrial Revolution. Visit our forum for free programming, engineering, designing, and troubleshooting support. You can also use our 3D builder to create a cell that fits your specific needs, and use our payload calculator to make sure the robot you selected can manipulate the EOAT you designed.