Easom Automation, Lincoln Electric Introduce H-Frame, Automated Weld Cell Solution

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06 September 2016

Easom Automation, Lincoln Electric Introduce H-Frame, Automated Weld Cell Solution

New system will roll out at IMTS 2016 in Chicago

Cleveland – The new H-Frame Weld Cell and Positioners from Easom Automation, a Lincoln Electric company, offer the ability to integrate up to four Fanuc robots into the weld cell and combine with a Lincoln Electric power supply, depending on the user’s needs.

Easom Automation will demonstrate this new technology Lincoln Electric’s booth at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 12-17. The booth is located in the North Building, B Hall - Fabricating & Lasers - N-6520.

This new, floor-mounted H-Frame weld cell features two-piece, modular construction, including the robot base assembly, for easy installation. Complete perimeter guarding includes safety light screens and solid panels. The final main axis sweep has wedge-lock positioning.

The H-Frame weld cell is ideal for use in a high-production-capacity environment and/or high-precision applications. The robot mounting configuration allows for a small footprint, the quick-change tool frame allows for multiple tool change-outs, and the modular build allows for a low-effort redeployment of multiple or future products.

Options include integration of single, dual, triple or quad robots to applications; a fume extraction hood; an operator convenience package, including a fan, light and 110 volts alternating current (VAC); overhead bridge mounting, with or without servo slides, that can convert into two to four robots; high-speed, roll-up safety doors; and optional controls package with Allen Bradley/Siemens programmable-controller and HMI.

Available high-capacity, H-Frame positioners are rated at 1000 kg/2200 lb. per side, with a maximum load offset of 90 mm/5.5” and two available axis heights: 740 mm/29.5” and 900 mm/35.4” as standard. The increased weight capacity permits multiple parts fixtures on the same frame.

The positioners’ vertical-tool-exchange axis is supported by a large-diameter, high-capacity, anti-friction turntable bearing, with motion servo motor or robot auxiliary axis control. A hollow-bore, floating tail stock allows easy fixture installation and quick changeovers, providing simple utility routing to the fixture.

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 48 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company’s website at http://www.lincolnelectric.com.

 
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