Archive for October, 2008

Robotic Welder Increases Efficiency, Quality

October 29, 2008

Through the summer of 2008, Wayne Engineering invested a substantial amount of time and training into some very talented individuals. These individuals are the new operators of Wayne’s Panasonic robotic welder. The group of individuals were empowered to create new programs, write software, and design jigs and fixtures for the robot. Their efforts have been extremely valuable and are starting to pay off.

“We are now able to build 16 parts a day with the robot where one man was doing only 6 a day,” says Chief of Operations Doug Halbur. “We are very excited about the future of our weld line manufacturing. We will create very skilled and ergonomically friendly jobs. And in the future we plan to add more of the Panasonic robot welders.”

Currently, the robot is being utilized in the construction of Curbtender arms. It is here that weld quality and consistency is crucial to the integrity of the unit. The quality of the welding is one of a handful of upgrades the rugged Curbtender arm has seen this year. It has also received a new, more efficient saddle mount that allows for quicker mounting times, easier adjustment, and better overall reliability.

To see the robot in action, click on this link: Wayne Engineering’s Panasonic Robot.

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Panasonic is a leading manufacturer of robotic equipment and other industrial applications. You can find out more about their great line of industrial products at: http://www.panasonicfa.com/
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