Welding Cell has high weight capacity.

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FlexArc® C Robotic Arc Welding Cell, with palletized frame design, protects operator by providing minimal access to work area with only 4 viewing windows of protective weld screen. It uses IRB 1400 robot and IRBP C positioner, holding either 1100 or 2200 lb per station. Positioner is integrated with robot controller, and interchanges with robot when signaled by operator. Applications include brake parts, brackets, frames, steel furniture, and computer cabinets.

Original Press Release:

ABB Introduces New Robotic Arc Welding Cell; FlexArc C

FORT COLLINS, CO: ABB has recently released a newly redesigned model of its successful FlexArc® product line. The new model is called a FlexArc C Robotic Arc Welding Cell and offers a new innovative design change and increased capacity. The palletized frame design has been modified to further improve operator protection by providing minimal access to the work area with only 4 viewing windows of protective weld screen.

FlexArc C uses ABB's IRB 1400 robot and the IRBP C positioner, with the increased capability of holding either 1100 or 2200 pounds (500 or 1000 kg) per station. Its unique design allows for flexible welding solutions of simple parts such as brake parts, brackets, frames, steel furniture, computer cabinets, etc.

The positioner is integrated with the robot controller, and interchanges with the robot when signalled by the operator. It has a weld screen barrier to separate the operator from the welding process, and uses the same drive systems and software as the robot.

Options available for the FlexArc C cell include the ABB automated calibration system BullsEye, a torch cleaner assembly, SmarTac tactile sensing, AWC through-the-arc weld tracking, welding torch water cooler, photo-optic light curtains, fume extraction hood and tooling fixtures.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impacts. ABB has some 146,000 employees in more than 100 countries. The company's U.S. operations employ more than 14,000 people in manufacturing and other facilities in 40 states.

ABB Inc., a world leader in robotic arc welding, currently has supplied over 100,000 robots worldwide of which 21,000 are for arc welding. For further information about other ABB robotic welding systems (http://www.abb.com/robotics), write to: ABB Inc., 4600 Innovation Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, call (800) 242-3722 or send an email to: abbrobots@us.abb.com.

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