Mining with igm welding robotsback
Large excavators for open-pit mining are impressive for their enormous size. Robot systems for the fabrication of undercarriages and slewing platforms are also imposing in dimension. L-shaped manipulators with a load capacity of up to 20 tons and robot portals with 28 integrated axes can even master these welding tasks.
The wear on components for bucket-chain drives (sprocket angles) are automatically measured for the robot using a laser sensor. Build-up welding is then correspondingly used to restore the original dimensions. That saves a lot of time in part refurbishment and ensures the more accurate planning of replacement parts.
But for stationary machines, too, igm robot systems can be used effectively.