Güdel has launched a pre-configured robot track motion module for arc welding applications, called ArcTrack.
The company says the new systems delivers “the highest flexibility and reduces lead time by 40 percent”.
Güdel says it has pre-engineered a TrackMotion Floor configuration with an auxiliary shelf to carry welding equipment, large wire spools and torch cleaning and reaming devices with the robot.
The shelf is pre-engineered to support over 750 kg with no compromise in performance, says the company.
Güdel says the ArcTrack is available for all leading arc welding robots, including Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, and Kuka, and includes robot-specific gear boxes, motors and cables.
Güdel says all TrackMotion units are designed and engineered for harsh environments, including welding, painting, die cast, foundry, sealing, machining and grinding.
Güdel says its cam follower and cartridge bearing design “handle the worst environments, and enable 15-minute MTTR for bearing replacement”.
The ArcTrack is configured with guideway scrapers and a fully enclosed e-chain for the final layer of protection.
Güdel TrackMotion units, including the ArcTrack, are available in lengths from 3-100 meters, and can be equipped with robot risers from 50-600 mm.
The company says the ArcTrack is a standard engineered solution, and lead times are reduced to 8-10 weeks from order.
Güdel is a manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components.
The company has organised a demonstration of the ArcTrack at the FabTech, event, to be held in Chicago, Illinois. Güdel can be found at booth B35044.