The project concerned the automation of the welding cycle at four welding stations for welding of air tank circumferential shell.
The end client of the project was the Czech branch of Frauenthal Automotive in Hustopeče.
Welding stations were additionally equipped with specially developed camera guidance system for accurate and unattended positioning of welding burner nozzles during welding of the pressure vessel’s circumferential weld. The circumferential shell’s and air tank’s bottom edge is highlighted by the infrared LED units and sensed by the KEYENCE infrared camera sensor.
The equipment is designed to enable continuous guidance of welding burner nozzles during welding while withstanding extreme stress caused by heat, radiation, dust and vibration.
The welding burners’ automatic guidance system was based on the MITSUBISHI PLC.