New Welding Fixture for Robotic Welding Education Training Systems
Cleveland – Lincoln Electric has developed a new welding fixture designed for use on robotic welding education training systems to enhance robotic programming and welding lessons. The new, patent-pending 3-in-1 welding fixture is flexible and compact, enabling the welding instructor to teach common and industry-supported joints and positions in welding, all in one simple device.
The 3-in-1 adjustable welding fixture (K4110-1) supports 1 mm to 3 mm material in the following positions and joints:
- 2F Horizontal Fillet
- 1F Flat Lap
- 2F 3° Clock Lap
Designed from durable 6061 T6 aluminum, the rugged, industrial fixture includes all metal parts on the tooling. This design minimizes maintenance by preventing weld spatter from sticking. The manual fixture offers welding instructors a low-cost manual clamping system that can be applied to a fixed or stationary table. The flexible fixture can weld from 2-inch to 8-inch plates. Ideally suited for implementation in systems for robotic welding education and training, the fixture is easily adjustable and provides an ideal option for locating parts and teaching repeatable programming and welding skills.
The new robotic welding fixture is complemented by Lincoln Electric’s Robotic Project Based Lessons (K3876-1). The 13 lessons identify objectives and material used and feature step-by-step instructions. They also include discussion questions to challenge the students. For an educator or instructor, these robotic project-based lessons offer a lesson plan that can be picked up and used in curriculum today.
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel 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