Panasonic presents latest Robot and Welding solutions at EuroBLECH 2018
Demo of new high speed welding robot
Panasonic Robot & Welding, a Business Division of Panasonic Industry Europe, will display its latest technology Super Active Wire Feed Process (S-AWP) with live welding demonstration at EuroBLECH from 23-26 October in Hanover. At Panasonic booth F44 in hall 13, visitors can witness the Super Active TAWERS low spatter and high speed welding and have in depth conversations with expert product managers.
Akira Saito, Product Marketing Manager of Panasonic Robot & Welding: “This innovative process combines two aspects, that were formerly considered impossible to bring together. The first important aspect is the wall of critical amperage. S-AWP is possible to maintain stable short arc transfer to much higher amperage than critical amperage where it starts to globular. The second aspect is the wall of humping. S-AWP is possible to stabilize the arc from humping even when welding at high speed. This is absolutely new in the market.”
Utilizing a reciprocating wire feed in combination with a continuously monitored modified current waveform to control material transfer throughout the short arc circuit transfer cycle, it is now possible to reduce welding spatter and material distortion to a minimum and ensures a flawless weld appearance, especially when welding thinner materials. This is achieved with a reduced heat input and increased material deposition during the welding process. The number of short circuits for material transfer during welding have been increased significantly. This greatly reduces both the transfer droplet size and spatter. In addition, the disturbances caused by post-vibrations in the weld pool are almost completely eliminated. Super Active now possesses a 200W wire feed motor and a direct drive to the wire feed rollers which increases wire feed accuracy. Reciprocation speed can be higher than 150 times a second. A forced air cooling system built into the welding torch has allowed us to increase the performance envelope giving a 100% duty cycle of 245A using mix gas or 310A using CO².
Irrespective of the material to be welded, whether Aluminium MIG continuous or stitch welding using our specially tailored Aluminium software, steel MAG utilizing HBC (Heat Balance Control) which is perfectly suited to welding the increasingly thinner high strength steels used in the automobile industry, Zi-Tech technology for the low spatter / porosity welding of zinc plated steel, or Austenitic/Ferritic stainless steel welding with greatly reduced distortion, we are sure to have an answer to your specific welding application.