Tech Briefs Magazine - June 2022 - MD-17

In the RHEWUM®
process, heavy components
are placed with a crane. Workers
start the program, and the robot takes over
the complex welding process. Originally,
workers rotated the component several
times during the welding process. With the
7th axis, operating personnel can now devote
time to other value-added tasks.
" Before, welding was done by hand,''
said Sigurd Schütz, Managing Director,
RHEWUM®
. " On the one hand, the automated
welding system enables us to achieve
greater reproducibility of the high-quality
weld seams. On the other hand, our orders
from various sectors have increased since
February 2021. It is now a matter of realizing
this pleasing development. "
The 7th axis product is manufactured
by igus, the Germany-based manufacturer
Called
drylin®
of high-performance plastics.
ZLW, the product allows
for ideal positioning of the axis due to its
wide structure and low installation
height. The unit can work in spaces
from 1,300 m to 5,500 m and glides along
liners that resist dirt and heat. The energy
chain in the RHEWUM®
, an independent, famiwhich
automated processes can be used
to enhance, streamline, and improve
safety in its industrial processes. By utilizing
low-cost automation products, the
company has successfully found a robotics
path that is affordable and achieves
its intended objectives.
" We are currently checking what is
possible with the system,'' Schütz said.
" The plan is to manufacture as many
other components as possible here in
the future. "
This article is written by Thomas Renner,
who writes on engineering, construction, architecture,
and other trade industry topics for
publications throughout the United States
and Canada. For more info visit http://info.
hotims.com/82322-282.
application,
also from igus, allows for safe cable
guidance in rough environments.
RHEWUM®
ly-owned company founded in 1927, has
developed a full line of screening machines
and continues to seek projects in
The cobot includes a seventh axis that enables robots
to move along a linear guide to other workstations
to perform repeatable tasks. (Image: igus)
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