New centre of excellence for robotic welding
Motion Control and Robotics specialist YASKAWA’s expansion and investment program continues apace with the opening of a new centre for Robotic Welding, Milling and Material Handling Applications in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The Yaskawa Northern Technology Centre represents a significant investment in excess of £250K and will enable Yaskawa to showcase solutions for welding, cutting and palletising applications.
The new centre will feature the latest robotic arc and spot welding applications, using the full range of Yaskawa Motoman robots, positioners, power sources, weld controls and turnkey solution cell systems. It will enable Yaskawa’s customers to conduct customer demonstrations and trials on their products as well as customer product training for online and offline programming.
Yaskawa Motoman’s ArcWorld robotic welding systems are pre-engineered, pre-assembled and shipped ready to weld, delivering the most flexible and cost-effective options to integrate robotics into welding processes. ArcWorlds can be configured with multiple robots, a heavy-duty positioner or servo-controlled external axes for coordinated motion control.
SpotWorld®is a complete work cell with robot, process equipment, part positioner and safeguarding package which leverages Yaskawa Motoman’s MS-series robots and welding positioners to pattern work cells. This, combined with Yaskawa’s popular ArcWorld® product line and servo-controlled spot guns with Direct Current (DC) spot timers, ensures optimum synchronisation and improved quality and reduced cycle times.
Commenting on the new Northern Technology Centre, UK sales & marketing Manager Jonny Grey says: “Yaskawa Motoman offers manufacturers a wide range of robotic solutions for today’s and for future welding, milling and materials handling applications. Our investment in the new Northern Technology Centre is another example of how we are bringing these benefits to as many of our UK customers as possible.”
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