The Swift Arc ML available from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is an enclosed robotic welding system intended for education and training. The mobile cell is a complete ready-to-weld unit designed to demonstrate, develop and teach proper welding techniques and skills as well as robot programming on site.
The cell combines ESAB welding equipment with a KUKA KR6 900 robot and controller. ESAB’s Artisto U5000i welding power source and wire feeder minimize spatter and burn-through on thin materials, while the TruArc Voltage feature provides accurate voltage information for critical welding, the company says. An Aristo RT robotic torch features universal contact tips that can be exchanged between water-cooled and gas-cooled torches.
The system offers an open-architecture Windows HMI, consistent wrist orientation function and electronic mastering for quick calibration. The interlock safety system, operator control panel and intuitive control pendant enable instruction of programming and troubleshooting techniques required for industrial robotic welding applications. The cell also features a steel tube frame, expandable cell walls with acrylic windows, and heavy-duty casters to enable mobility.