Thanks to its new prototyping center, Fronius is the specialist for this and other similar applications.
The prototyping center provides sophisticated simulation, welding, and measuring technology. This makes it possible to manufacture components measuring up to 3×2 meters and weighing up to 1,500 kilograms. The facilities are sealed off from other areas and guarantee absolute discretion.
One of the two robot welding cells used is equipped with Fronius CMT technology. The heat-reduced welding process is suitable for almost any parent material, especially light-gage sheet metal, and reduces spattering and distortion. The flexible TPS/i welding system platform used for this purpose also allows other welding processes to be employed if required. In addition, the robot cell uses an Acerios surface cleaning system that pre-treats the edges of the components using hot plasma technology. This creates the perfect conditions for high-quality welding seams.
The second robot welding cell features both a laser and a powerful GMAW welding system. In conjunction, the LaserHybrid process combines the advantages of both worlds and thus offers excellent gap-bridging ability and high welding speeds.
Fronius also offers its customers the option of subjecting the prototypes to metallurgical testing in the laboratory.