PEMA Delivers First Machine-Vision Aided Heavy Robot Welding Station to China

PEMA has commenced the delivery of a portal-type, machine-vision aided robot heavy welding station for the Chinese Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co. The station will be used in welding of tack-welded end and side-plates of MacGregor hatch covers for cargo ships.

The scope of the delivery is a complete PEMA VRWP-5500/1 vision robot welding portal including a Yaskawa-Motoman MH6 welding robot with a DX100 controller and a Lincoln Electric PowerWave 455M MAG welding power source. The VRWP portal consists of a sturdy robot welding gantry with three external robot axis, six-axis welding robot and the patented Vision System robot programming. The delivery also includes a PEMA fume extraction system, PEMA rails and gear racks, required welding programs, and an installation, start-up, training and service package.

“We consider this a major breakthrough in our effort on the Chinese heavy metal industry market,” says Jukka Rantala of PEMA. “Improvements in cost-effectiveness usually call for more automation. With its high arc time and utility ratios, our user-friendly PEMA VRWP robot portals can significantly raise the productivity in steel structure manufacturing.”

Established in 2003 to Nantong, China, Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co. (RHI) has more than 1,500 employees. The company specialises in engineering, fabrication, sales and maintenance of cranes, ship equipment, offshore engineering, parking facilities and various other engineering steel structures. RHI has a long-term strategic partnership with Cargotec and its daughter brands, MacGregor and Kalmar. Other international customers include ECL and the ANDRITZ group. RHI has also developed its own brands to the crane and parking technology market.

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