Vectis Automation
Using a Universal Robots’ UR10e collaborative robot, the Cobot Welding Tool is a portable, safe, versatile, and easy-to-set-up and -use MIG welding package.

Programming Tool for Cobot Welding

Nov. 20, 2019
Low-risk, easy approach to increasing welding capacity, quality, and stability

The VECTIS Cobot Welding Tool helps manufacturers reduce the learning curve, deployment time, risk, and cost of robotic welding. Powered by Universal Robots’ UR10e collaborative robot, the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool is a portable, safe, versatile, and easy-to-use application available as a low-risk, no-capital rent-to-own option. The package includes:
•  UR10e six-axis collaborative robot with 51-in. reach;
•  Universal Robots’ 12-in. touchscreen pendant with Vectis’ Let’s Weld Together programming interface;
•  Air-cooled welding torch;
•  Rhino Cart® by Strong Hand Tools, including 66-piece of modular fixturing set. Mobile worktable measures 30x48 in.;
•  Miller 20 Series digital wire feeder;
•  Freedrive jog enable button, to allow programmers to teach the robot by physically moving the robot to program points;
•  Miller Invision 352 MPa MIG welder, including pulsed MIG waveforms and weld parameters controlled by the cobot.

Typically set-up entirely by the customer within a few hours of system arrival, users can begin welding within minutes, with no programming experience necessary. Vectis’ Let’s Weld Together intuitive programming interface is accessible directly through the UR cobot’s own teach pendant. Programs can be created, saved, and later recalled in order to handle the numerous part numbers typical for high mix/low volume shops.

The cobot welder can weld thick and thin parts, and the Vectis Weaving Software allows manufacturers to set weave parameters for cleanly tied-in welds, with a Weld Template Library that provides parameter starting points for common weld sizes, such as one-click tack welds, square tubes with tight-radii corners, round tubes, and multi- segment paths.

The Vectis system comes with all hardware provided fully integrated onto a 3x6-ft mobile modular fixturing cart so operators can bring the cobot to the work, or the work to the cobot, with no anchoring nor dedicated footprint required.

The Vectis Cobot Welding Tool does not need three-phase power but runs off a 120-V wall outlet, the welder can run on anything between 208V and 575V – including 240V single phase.
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