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INTRODUCING
SCAN TO WELD
ROBOTICS

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Augmentus' scan to weld robotics is a solution suited for different types of welding such as arc welding, laser welding and many more.

Existing Challenges in Robotic Welding Automation

Manufacturers dealing with welding automation systems often encounter several limitations and struggles with conventional robot programming:

  • Complex Geometry in Parts for Automated Welding

    Robotic welding, especially in joining components with complex shapes and intricate edges, introduces complexities that make traditional robot programming both time-consuming and intricate.

    Developing and fine-tuning robotic welding software to handle variations in edges and shapes requires specialized skills and extensive man-hours. Additionally, conventional automation faces hurdles in adapting to changes and grapples with precision issues, which can impede its effectiveness in such welding applications.

  • Handling Variability/Deviations with Robotic Welders

    Deviations in manufacturing hinder accuracy, and inaccurate welds may lead to weakened joints, structural inconsistencies, increased cracking susceptibility, and reduced load-bearing capacity, compromising overall integrity and performance.

    Conventional programming struggles to effectively manage these variations, but with advanced robotic welding programming software, these challenges can be addressed more efficiently.

  • High Mix Automation 

    Companies often look for ways to do High Mix or small run batches, and they require frequent and new configurations and programming. Whenever a change in the welding process is required, robots need to be taken offline for reprogramming. This can impact production efficiency and increase overall lead times.

  • 5 days 

    Is the average downtime needed for robot programming 

  • >70%  

    Of the lifetime cost of using robotic systems is related to software and programming

Augmentus Advantage

Whether dealing with high-mix or challenging edges, Augmentus scan to weld robotics empowers you to seamlessly automate your manufacturing processes, drastically reducing production time from days to mere minutes.

  • 01 Rapid 3D Scanning with High Precision

    Augmentus’ system utilizes advanced 3D scanning technology to accurately capture the geometry of shiny and reflective metal parts like the tow eye in seconds. This rapid scanning process can scan a 1-meter part in just seconds with a precision of 0.1mm, ensuring precise measurement and mapping of the weld area, significantly reducing errors in the initial setup.

  • 02 Edge Detection on 3D Scan

    The system’s edge detection capability on 3D scans allows for precise identification of welding paths and edges, ensuring that the robot follows the exact contours of the part. This enhances the accuracy of the weld and minimizes deviations.

  • 03 Automated Robot Weld Path Generation

    With automated path generation, the system can quickly create optimal welding paths based on the 3D scan data. This reduces programming time from hours or days to just 14 minutes, enabling rapid deployment and minimizing downtime.

  • 04 Seam Tracking and Deviation Compensation

    The seam tracking feature ensures that the welding torch remains aligned with the weld seam, even if there are slight deviations in part positioning. This adjustment capability ensures consistent weld quality and reduces the need for rework.

  • 05 Synchronous Motion with External Axes

    The system’s ability to synchronize motion with external axes, such as positioners or turntables, allows for seamless welding of complex parts. This enhances flexibility and enables the system to handle a variety of welding tasks and workpieces with ease.

Fully Autonomous Workflow

Automate your welding process using Augmentus' state-of-the-art robotic welding solution:

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    01 Scan

    Scan work piece (up to 0.1mm accuracy) using Augmentus 3D scanners tailored for welding automation systems.

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    02 Plan

    Robot operator selects surfaces/edges that they would like the robot to work on and key in process parameters. Robot motion can be fine-tuned by adjusting waypoints and parameters.

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    03 Simulate

    Simulate robotic motion using our welding robot simulation software, which includes cycle time calculations and checks for singularity, reachability, and collision.

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    04 Deploy

    Generate and deploy robot scripts specific to your robot model and welding needs. Transfer scripts seamlessly to the robot controller via FTP or USB.

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    05 Robot Autonomously Adapt in Production

    With the master program established, the system is equipped to handle subsequent parts with precision, even compensating for any deviations using the Augmentus Vision. The 3D scanner continuously monitors the welded workpiece and provides feedback to the robot. If any discrepancies are detected, the system instantly adjusts the robot's motions. This ensures consistent quality, reduces the need for manual intervention, and accelerates the entire process.

Myriad of capabilities at your fingertips with Augmentus' scan to weld robotics, elevating your experience and maximizing productivity.   

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    Rapid 3D Scanning

    Wth submillimeter accuracy, enhancing precision for both arc and laser welding robots.

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    Advanced Algorithms

    Automatically detect and correct for part-to-part deviations with submillimeter accuracy.

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    Process Parameters

    Tailor application-specific process parameters easily to ensure flexible operations for both arc and laser welding robots.

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    Autonomous Calibration

    Automatically detect and correct for part-to-part deviations with submillimeter accuracy.

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    External Axes

    Include support for external axes, such as linear and rotary, to expand the functionality of welding robots.

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    PLCs and I/Os

    All synchronized for enhanced controls and capabilities.

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    Recipe Table

    For quick tweaking of process parameters.

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    Inspection and QA

    For part measurements and defects.

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    Error Check Tools

    To check and correct robotic programs for reachability, singularity and collision.

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    Inbuilt 3D tools

    To ensure seamless usage of mesh.

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    Offline Welding Simulation

    For accurate cycle-time and robot motion checks.

The Results

With Augmentus’ easy-to-use and rapid robot programming solution, industrial companies can expect:

  • 91% Time Savings

  • 65% Output Increase

Augmentus Scan to Weld Robotics

The world’s most advanced, intelligent and adaptive robotic system.

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    3D Vision & Computing Hardware

    Augmentus vision system 3D scans parts with up to 0.1mm in precision to augment robots with intelligence and adaptability.

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    AI-Powered Scan to Path Software

    The leading robot offline simulation software that combines machine vision and AI to enable easy and rapid robot motion planning for even the most complex of parts and processes.

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FAQ

  • What is automation in welding?

    Automation in welding is the process of using specialized machinery and software to automate welding tasks. Pre-programmed robotic welding devices are employed in manufacturing plants to perform repetitive welding tasks with high accuracy and speed.

  • What are the cost benefits of using automated robotic welding systems?

    Industrial robot welding systems can help manufacturers save costs by eliminating manual errors, reducing downtime, accelerating the production cycle, improving welding precision, and optimizing resource utilization. In the long run, welding robots can also offer power-saving benefits and contribute towards reducing industrial carbon footprint.

  • Are robotic welders worth it?

    Automated robotic welders can perform repetitive, high-risk, and labor-intensive welding tasks for a fraction of the cost of hiring human workers. Moreover, they can operate consistently for 24 hours a day without needing breaks. As a result, manufacturers can easily recover their initial installation costs while continuing to make high profits after adopting robotic welders.

  • How does automated cladding enhance welding processes?

    Automated cladding is the process of adding a protective layer of material over substrate metals. It is intended to enhance the hardness and stability of welded metals by helping them withstand corrosive elements and environmental damage. Cladding can be used to prolong the lifespan of metallic welds or to repair worn-out metals.

  • How does Augmentus simplify the programming of welding robots?

    Augmentus pioneers intelligent, no-code computer vision and robot motion planning tools to simplify welding robot programming software. It streamlines automation through features like 3D scanning, automated path generation, and automatic deviation correction. Manufacturers with no prior coding experience can use the Augmentus design interface to build and deploy welding robots within minutes.

  • What types of welding can be automated with Augmentus systems?

    Augmentus welding robots and arc welding robots can automate welding metals with complex geometry, and high variability with unprecedented precision. Its welding solutions are well-suited for a range of welding methods such as arc welding, laser welding, and many more.

  • How does Augmentus' software enhance the performance of a robotic welding arm?

    The Augmentus software offers features like seam tracking, precision scanning, and motion correction to help a robotic arm adapt to the needs of a specific welding task. Moreover, the robot can be programmed and fine-tuned by adjusting for parameters such as point density, angle threshold, and edge sensitivity.



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