Fori recently supplied an automated assembly and robotic weld cell that processes a complicated cradle assembly consisting of numerous parts and sub-assembly components.
Each line supplied utilizes 10+ MIG welding robots and additional robots for material handling. The system goal was to utilize a minimum number of operators. The current assembly system include a strict cycle time. Due to the complexity of the assembly, Fori was required to utilize excessive processing skills and use “outside of the box” thinking to develop a complete solution.
After completion of the robotic welding, the critical component characteristics are formed with precision hydraulic pierce units and is followed up with a dual station machining center. Once assembled, the assembly enters a CNC validation and deburring station, followed by a vision inspection system to verify and track part quality. A video on Fori Cradle Welding Systems can be found here.
Through the utilization of experienced resources, Fori was able to develop a viable process. The utilization of the MIG welding and material handling robots has decreased the total cycle time, increased throughput and ensured consistent product quality.
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