At the beginning of summer 2019, the first Frame-E robotic system could be installed, equipped with a Panasonic TM-1600G3 industrial robot and complete equipment for TIG welding (Panasonic YC-300BZ3 welding power supply with accessories), including a VWPR-TIG torch developed by Valk Welding. This robotic system is equipped with two workstations, access to which is limited by a quick-release door. This solution appears to be ideal for welding with relatively short cycle times and significantly eliminates non-productive times, thus allowing operators to operate both stations with minimal effort.
Quite quickly after the installation of its first robotic system, for welding, Witzenmann evaluated its benefits as very positive and decided to create a new position of Robotics/Automation Process Specialist/Manager, who is Mr. Martin Špiláček. Under his supervision, a total of three more robotic workstations for TIG welding of a similar concept were installed within both Witzenmann Opava and Witzenmann Slovakia.