Torch Service Center 2013


Makes your robot welding more effective and accurate

Robot welding stations are today a common and well known tool in the industry. The continuous development of robots, welding equipment and work piece positioners has dramatically decreased the cycle time and increased the uptime.

The worst load in a robot welding cell has the welding torch. It is exposed for heat, welding spatter and in worst case, collisions. Welding torches are made for such environment but need regularly cleaning, measuring and TCP-definition in order to weld with good quality and accuracy. It consists of three main units – a mechanical torch cleaner, a tool center point definer and a wire cutter.

Regular TCP confirmation is necessary because there are a number of things that can cause the welding torch to be out-of-position:

  • A collision with the work piece, e.g. the robot hitting a fixture clamp which was left in the wrong position.
  • Incorrect defined TCP.
  • After exchange of the welding torch.
  • After exchange of the swan neck.

The TSC 2013 provides completely automated Tool Center Point definition. While setting up the robot station the TSC 2013 automatic define the tool center point. During production running the robot can be programmed to go to the TSC 2013 at regular intervals, check the tool center point, automatically make any necessary adjustments and go back to work with accurately defined tool center point.

The wire cutter ensure exact and consistent wire stick out length and make it possible for the TSC 2013 to define the tool center point to the end of the wire and to the center of its diameter.

Real customer feed back information tell us that after introducing our automatic Tool Center Point feature on exiting robot station have gain following benefits.

  • Better up-time in the robot station, giving more production hours.
  • Improved welding quality, resulting in reduced repair cost to all most zero.
  • As they now can trust the TCP in their robot system, they faster locate other tolerance problems in their own part production.


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