An Alberta-based innovative company came up with a revolutionary solution for a high demand application: Large storage tanks of up to 20,000 barrels. Their unique design allows for extremely fast on-site set-up. The tanks are made up of several large dimension panels, assembled together in the field using hinge and pins. Considering the large amount of weld involved in the making of those tank panels, the end user turned to automation for the welding operations and selected a robotic integrator that could offer local support.
The presentation covers the steps taken from product design to shop floor implementation, the challenges faced and how the end user and the robotic integrator work together to achieve success in robotic welding through Offline programming, weld procedure developments, operator training, program optimizations, product design changes, quality control and preparation for the future.
This presentation is of great interest to anyone wanting to implement robotics, but especially for those who use large size parts. It is destined to shop owners, managers, supervisors, welding engineering technologists, welding engineers and manufacturing engineers as well as robotic programmers.