CNC Robotic Welder Installation

Published - 8th Sep 2023

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our production arsenal, an advanced robotic welding system specially designed for rotor fabrication. This innovative investment showcases our dedication to achieving unparalleled efficiency and maintaining our reputation for industry leading lead times.

Transforming Rotor Fabrication

Rotor fabrication forms a significant part of Rotolok’s production process. Whilst we are blessed with a highly productive team of skilled fabricators, the surge in sales prompted us to explore ways to substantially enhance productivity. The solution arrived in the form of our cutting-edge robotic welder, which can weld a rotor in approximately 25-30% of the time required by its human counterpart.

“This robotic welding system has been a game-changer for us,” stated Daniel Tapp, Production Manager at Rotolok. “It not only elevates our productivity to meet current and future demands but also enables our skilled welders to focus their expertise on more intricate and bespoke projects, a hallmark of our business.”

A Glimpse into the Future of Manufacturing

Rotolok’s latest investment comprises an advanced robotic welding system featuring two modular workstations, each equipped with a Panasonic welding robot. A central pick & position Kuka robot precisely selects and positions each rotor component, while the welding robots meticulously execute each weld. Dual loading stations ensure uninterrupted operation with no downtime between tasks.

What sets this system apart is its ability to tailor the weld penetration and duration for each individual rotor type, guaranteeing consistent, repeatable results with every assembly. This not only boosts productivity but also maintains the uncompromising quality that Rotolok customers demand.

A Commitment to Perfection

Visitors to the Rotolok Tiverton site have marvelled at both the robotic welder’s capabilities and the comprehensive investment Rotolok is making in its manufacturing equipment. Daniel Tapp expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “A significant amount of time and effort went into designing and installing our new robotic welding cell. Seeing it in production now is a testament to Rotolok’s commitment to continuously invest in our production equipment.”

With the introduction of this cutting-edge robotic welding system, Rotolok is poised to elevate its rotor fabrication capabilities to unprecedented heights, ensuring efficient production and unwavering quality. This remarkable investment underscores Rotolok’s dedication to innovation and excellence in the valve manufacturing industry.

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