Valk Welding has recently supplied a combined arc/stud welding system to the VDL Group.
Valk Welding has recently supplied a combined arc/stud welding system to the VDL Group. The system is used to weld products for the car industry. Products for this sector must be delivered absolutely free of defects. The attachment of components using the stud welding method therefore has to be carried out fully automatically at all times. To be completely certain that these studs have actually been attached, the studs are welded onto the product by the robot.
To have the arc welding and the stud welding carried out fully automatically with a single robot the Panasonic arc welding robot is equipped with a Schunk tool changer. That makes it possible for the robot to alternative fully automatically between the standard arc welding torch and the stud welding torch of Thomas Welding. The stud welding head is equipped with a fully automatic feed that positions the studs in the head. The application of this special combination is the result of years of successful partnership between the VDL Group and Valk Welding, and has led to a high degree of automation in several welding processes. This system is the seventh arc welding robot that Valk Welding has installed within the VDL Group.
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