CASE STUDIES

Case Study - Welding

Fast, precise and always perfect welding seams: See how our customers have sustainably optimized their welding processes with Kawasaki Robotics.

Case Study KMM

Kawasaki robots build Kawasaki vehicles.

In the mid-1980s, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA (KMM) installed their first Kawasaki robots. Growing tired of inconsistent part fit and the constant struggle to find enough welders to keep up with production, KMM’s new robots were put to work arc welding their all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and Mule and Teryx four-wheeler frames. Now, 30 years later, the manufacturer uses 71 Kawasaki arc welding robots, and that number will grow to 84 by June of 2019.

Case Study – Clamason Welding                    System

Kawasaki Robot makes a Weld of                    Difference

UK based automated systems manufacturer Bauromat, one of Kawasaki Robotics (UK) Ltd leading integrators, has
recently supplied and installed a robotic welding system to precision pressings and stampings experts Clamason Industries of Kingswinford. 

Bauromat supplied Clamason with a HiArc 200M, one of its more compact robotic welding systems specifically configured for arc welding. It is manufactured integrating a manual rotary manipulator but could also  feature powered manipulators depending on customer specifications. Clamasons’ new system also includes many user-friendly features to ensure consistent weld quality, one of which enables the operator to input the parts and begin the welding cycle manually. Loading two assemblies into the Bauromat designed and manufactured tooling, the operator then manually rotates the manipulator into the system to begin the cycle.

 Programmed by Bauromat’s experienced robotic engineers, the chosen robot, a Kawasaki BA006N, then follows the programmed weld path, joining three parts together to form a small pressing assembly. 
Thanks to advanced sensor technology designed into the tooling, the system recognizes what part has been put into the workstation and reacts accor dingly. For instance, if the parts are incorrectly loaded, it identifies the anomaly and the robot will not begin the cycle until the correct loading profile has been put into place.
Likewise, and demonstrating machine flexibility at its best, if only one set of parts has been loaded rather than the normal two sets at a time, the robot will
only weld the single assembly present, ignoring the adjacent empty fixture.

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