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IMTS 2022: Yaskawa’s ArcWorld 6000 robot designed for high-volume welding applications

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ArcWorld 6000 workcells are equipped with an intuitive digital welding interface for Miller, Fronius, Daihen OTC, SKS, or Lincoln power sources, plus required torch, wire feeder and sensor options.

Designed for high robot utilization, Yaskawa’s ArcWorld 6000 family of pre-engineered robotic arc welding workcells features a customer-driven design and standard options proven to optimize medium- to large-sized part production for large quantity production runs.

Single robot (ArcWorld 6000), dual robot (ArcWorld 6200) and triple robot (ArcWorld 6300) configurations are available. All three models feature MotomanAR-series arc welding robots, offering the highest payloads, fastest speeds and highest wrist allowable moments in its class, Yaskawa claims. Streamlined arm designs allow access to parts in tights spots, avoiding potential interference with fixtures.

The AR-series robots are controlled by Yaskawa’s new compact YRC1000 controller that is built to a global standard. The controller is integrated into the workcell design, which includes separate cabinets for high and low voltage components, as well as dedicated locations for power sources, water circulators, pneumatics, sensors and other workcell devices. Featuring patented multiple robot control with coordinated motion between devices, this controller allows the AW6200 and AW6300 robot configurations to operate from a single teach pendant for optimized control.

This workcell features an AC servo-driven high-speed RM2 ferris-wheel positioner with 750-kg capacity per side and a 3.6-second optimal indexing time. Engineered with a sealed design motor that does not require regular lubrication, this two-station positioner provides coordinated motion and infinite part positioning. A 1,275 kg variation is available with an automatic lubrication system to minimize regular maintenance. The positioners offer a 2.0 or 3.0 meter tooling span, with up to 1,300 mm part diameter. A patented MotoMount fixture mounting system simplifies tooling and reduces stress on positioner bearings, increasing positioner life and improving weld repeatability.

ArcWorld 6000 workcells are equipped with an intuitive digital welding interface for Miller, Fronius, Daihen OTC, SKS, or Lincoln power sources, plus required torch, wire feeder and sensor options. Advanced welding functions, including weld inspection and process monitoring, can be included as an option. EtherNet/IP connectivity is used to connect most peripheral devices and includes a utility to set-up and troubleshoot connections to the robot.

These ArcWorld workcells feature a total safety environment, compliant with ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 (and other international standards). The YRC1000 robot controller includes a Functional Safety Unit (FSU) that uses “stand still” monitoring of the positioner axis while the operator is interrupting the light curtain field.

The workcell design has a 3,797 x 5,760 mm (2 m workcell) or 4,797 x 5,760 mm (3 m workcell) footprint, which can be reduced by 200 mm with optional limited tooling or by 700 mm with an optional roll-up door. The robot, positioner and safety fence all ship on a common platform, reducing installation and setup time. The controller and power source are shipped attached to the cell base and can be separated for maintenance.

Several optional features are available, including isolation transformers, second enabling switch, tip change box, bulk wire delivery, low wire sensor, gas flow sensor, exhaust hood and a stack light.

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