Panasonic Robotics Newsletter 2 - 2015

June 03, 2015 Newsletter

Meet Panasonic at the LASER World of PHOTONICS

LASER World of PHOTONICS is the International Trade Fair for the Laser and Photonics Industry. It does a perfect job of combining technology with industrial application sectors for the widest variety of industries and uses. And Panasonic Robot & Welding will be part of it!  We want to use this platform to present our latest development: LAPRISS.

Its unique laser welding process solution can replace previously used systems for spot welding with a solution providing higher flexibility, higher speed and reduced floor space requirements. For further information regarding LAPRISS please click here.

Convince yourself from the 22.06. - 25.06.2015 in Munich! Other products from our company according to the slogan ’ONE Panasonic’ will be presented by our colleagues: Such as Laser Marking System, Laser Diode and 3D Profilometer and the LTF-C Marking technique.
We are looking forward to welcome you at our joint stand with Panasonic Electric Works in Hall A2, Booth 219.     


Look forward to numerous exhibitions in the field of automatic welding with Panasonic the ‘All from One Manufacturer‘ Supplier

Panasonic will be part of numerous exhibitions in Europe this year in order to introduce you new products, innovative technologies and optimal adapted solutions for your welding requirements. Note the relevant dates of our fairs and look forward for exciting developments of our company which we will present to you at our exhibition stands. Till autumn Panasonic and our partners will participate at the following exhibitions. 
The DVS Expo is regarded as the world’s unique expert in the fields of joining, cutting and coating technology. We are glad to inform the professional world from the 15.09. – 17.09.2015 about our latest products.
Parallel to the DVS Expo the DVS Congress will be held: Both events stand for the successful combination of knowledge and market. A MUST for Panasonic Robot & Welding to be represented! We present the latest state in the field of Aluminum Welding: Our TAWERS Active Aluminum technology!
We are not only present on national fairs: Look forward for exhibitions in cooperation with our partners on the European and International parquet. To find out more about the fairs please refer to the exhibition sheet. 


Panasonic introduces the new Production Monitoring Function

Do not leave anything to chance! Take advantage of the Product Monitoring Function software for Panasonic robot in order to monitor the current status on your production-computer and furthermore to be able to react quickly to changes in your manufacturing.

The Production Monitoring Function offers two major advantages: First, it makes the real-time operational monitoring function possible in order to allow remotely by a computer, which shows the production status arc welding data in waveform and result of welding quality monitoring.

Furthermore it is possible by means of remote access Remote Teach Pendant Viewer Function, to allow the display of the teach pendant directly on the computer in order to monitor and check the robot status in real-time. On the teach pendant screen it can be shown multiple robots at the same time. Additional information such executing program, robot status, I/O status and other welding conditions and settings can be displayed immediately without unnecessary expenditure of time.

Convince yourself of the outstanding advantages of the new production over-monitoring function! Would you like more information? Please contact us!


Panasonic and A1 Towing Ltd: Flexible requirements meet automated processes!

A1 Towing Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket Towbar systems recently invested in a Panasonic TAWERS robot welding system to improve their manufacturing capabilities at their site in Sheffield.

Mark Terry the CEO of A1 Towing Ltd, selected the single source solution from Panasonic after undertaking suitability evaluations including detailed welding tests. Once satisfied that the robot welder would provide dramatically improved production efficiency with greatly reduced spatter levels and improved weld quality, it then became necessary to develop the system concept to overcome the primary obstacles in the business to using automated welding.

Mark Terry’s overview is “Our production schedules are based upon customer demands with the ability to respond quickly to individual requests, as such we have a low volume batch manufacturing system with a product range of hundreds of variants, with additional new products being added continuously during the year. The combination of these three requirements traditionally makes the use of automated robot equipment difficult to implement efficiently."
Panasonic has succeeded by an innovative system design, which allows a fast and precise applications change to meet the requirements for the production concept of A1 Towing. The Panasonic PerformArc welding cell was equipped with a TM-1400 robot. Two independent established workstations ensure the efficient, speedy loading and unloading of components. With two high-speed roll-up doors, this process is also supported.

The system was installed in January 2015 and after just a few months the robot is now a very important part of our manufacturing process. “We have successfully migrated 45% of our production onto the robot cell” says Mark Terry, additionally, compared to a typically manual welding cycle which takes over 20 minutes could be reduced to a 5 minutes robot cycle.

“Our role is to find solutions to our customers welding problems! We offer a comprehensive range of cost effective solutions that can be matched to the exact requirements of our clients.” says John Hopper, UK Sales Director for Panasonic Robot & Welding. “By working with Mark and the team at A1Towing we were able to provide a complete flexible package that best suited their production requirements and existing skills, providing a fully integrated package of hardware, training and after sales support. Our team is focused on supporting them in the future to ensure they optimize their investment for the long term.”

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