Design of a Flexible Robotic Arc Welding System. Task 3. Volume 1. System Overview
Final rept. Jan-Dec 1988
BABCOCK AND WILCOX CO LYNCHBURG VA
Pagination or Media Count:
This report represents the 100 percent completion of the technical data package TDP for Task III of the Flexible Robotic Arc Welding System. The system design was developed to allow a diverse group of steel weldments to be fixtured, preheated, robotically arc welded manually inspected, repaired, and moved by an automatic guided vehicle throughout the welding system. The system is monitored and operated by a systems computer in a distributed control environment. The two welding robots are individually controlled by their own robotic controller but downloaded from the systems computer depending on the bar coded information that follows the fixtured weldment mounted on universal pallets. The report consists of three volumes of design specifications with a fourth volume of technical supporting information that will be supplied upon specific request only. Welding, Arc welding, Robots, Robotics, Systems engineering, Flexible welding systems, Computer integrated manufacturing.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems