OLP Robotics specialise in welding automation. With a strong welding background we have developed key partnerships and expertise to deliver successful, high-quality cobot welding solutions tailored to your needs.
Cobot welding is a simple, versatile and economical approach to improving productivity and quality, and strengthening the resources of your team. A game-changer for manufacturing, cobot welding is the fastest growing market for cobots globally as industry embraces the fourth industrial revolution. Besides the productivity and safety advantages attained through automation of the welding process, cobots offer additional benefits, including:
Cobots are lightweight (33kg) and do not require heavy-set anchoring to hold them in position. Rather, they can be easily transported and repositioned in any orientation using quick-disconnects and magnetic mounting options. System add-ons (i.e. range extenders, end-of-arm-tooling, etc.) with native integration into the Universal Robot software platform can be added at any stage to increase the work envelope and capabilities of the system, whilst maintaining a common user interface. With endless potential for expansion, the cobot welding solution has the ability to adapt and grow with your business.
Cobots have built-in safety features which allow safe operation alongside human operators in compliance with international safety standards. This enables greater efficiency at the human-machine interface, such as when loading parts or inspecting quality. No expensive and restrictive permanent barriers are required, as long as the process does not pose a risk to the operator. Welding cobots do require safety screens, however operators can monitor the process as long as they are wearing the proper PPE and follow reasonable safety precautions.
Cobot welding systems require significantly lower capital investment than industrial welding automation with a faster implementation timeframe, meaning faster returns for your business.
Universal Robots are designed for intuitive, user-friendly operation which facilitates extreme ease-of-use. This means your team will be able to get the cobot into production with minimal training requirements, even within hours. If you can use a smart phone, you can learn to operate a Universal Robot. Programming weld positions is made easy, as the cobot can be quickly positioned by manually dragging the arm in "Freedrive" mode to the desired pose. Third party software modules called URCaps can also be easily installed on the native UR platform, giving simple yet comprehensive control over peripheral welding devices and processes.