Weld Adjustment Assist Programme

Robert Renton

BEng (Hons) Electrical Electronic Engineering
Newcastle College


Within automated robotic welding processes minor adjustments are necessary due to allowed deviations in pre-welded component parts; the time taken to perform these adjustments is referred to as “downtime” and is none value added to the process. With processes that are heavily utilised, the downtime caused through performing weld adjustment can push production time into non-working hours, reducing the sale value of the completed product. This paper details the current progress in developing a system to reduce time taken to perform adjustments.

KEYWORDS: Mc087, OEE, Planned Production, Robot, Weld Adjustment.

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Article Data:

  • Author: Robert Renton
  • Title: Weld Adjustment Assist Programme
  • Issue: Seven Bridges Vol. 6 (2018)
  • Publication date: 05/07/18