Enormous Robotic Welding System with multi-axis programmable welding arm.

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Able to weld at lengths up to 40ft long and 20ft high, Enormous Robotic Welding System has 6 axes on arm for high range of motion and precision needed in military and commercial projects. System comes with 2 sets of 30,000lb turning rolls and one 120,000lb turntable for positioning. Machine works at maximum speed of 30 in. per min. and is equipped with optical laser system and autonomous correction feature that automatically adjusts for minor variations in workpiece.


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AT&F's Massive Robotic Welding System

AT&F Cleveland is pleased to announce the addition of a large robotic welding system to our full line of robotic welding capabilities. The multi-axis programmable welding arm can perform consistent, quality welds at high speeds and can tackle very complex welding situations where conventional welding methods would prove too costly. The robotic welding system is part of AT&F's commitment to invest in customer success through continuous equipment improvement.

The enormous system is capable of welding lengths up to 40 feet (12m) long and 20 feet (6m) high. Six axes on the arm allow for an extreme range of motion and unprecedented precision, while two sets of 30,000 lb (13,610kg) turning rolls and a 120,000 lb (54,430kg) turntable position the heavy workpiece. The machine has a maximum pass speed of 30 inches (76cm) per minute, making quick work of difficult welds.

Installed in the arm of the robot is an optical laser system that determines the position and orientation of a workpiece and automatically adjusts for any variation. Even minor variations in the workpiece can drastically affect weld quality, so the integrated robotics correct for these potentially compromising defects. This autonomous correction feature consistently produces quality welds as long as 40 feet (12m). From military applications to demanding commercial projects, AT&F's robotic welding system can handle the most complex and difficult design features.

"We are always striving to be on the cutting edge, and I think that our venture into robotics shows these efforts very clearly," President and CEO Michael Forde Ripich stated. "AT&F is interested in much more than just customer satisfaction. From state of the art 5 axis waterjet and laser cutting, to heavy forming and machining to hybrid laser and robotic welding, everything we do drives customer success."

For more information on the new welding system please contact Rob Frieg at 216.388.3193 or via email at friegr@atfco.com.

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AT&F has built an outstanding corporate reputation of quality and innovation by providing custom and high volume steel fabrication to industries throughout the world. We are committed to customer success via specialized facilities and locations, and superior quality systems. AT&F is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer with 800,000 square feet of manufacturing space at locations around the globe, including Cleveland, Massillon and Orrville, Ohio; Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Charleston, South Carolina; Arhus, Denmark; and Chakan and Mumbai, India.

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