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29.03.2021

Application report – Volvo Terex Construction Equipment in Motherwell Scotland

The VCEHL facility based in Motherwell, Scotland was established in 1950. Here the team of experts design, develop, manufacture and fully support two ranges of haulers: Terex Trucks articulated haulers and Volvo rigid haulers.

The igm robot system has been purchased for the welding of the Volvo R100 rigid hauler body with frame along with the Terex Trucks articulated TA300 and TA400 bodies. The R100 hauler model has a loading capacity up to 55 m³ and a maximum of 90.7 tons payload. So, the operating weight differs from 67.5 to 158.2 tons.

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12.03.2021

Customer Reference Hungary – SBS Kft.

SBS Kft. is a Hungarian private company and produces various steel components for leading international manufacturers of agricultural, construction and earthmoving machines.

SBS Kft. welds assemblies for the production of underframes, brackets and other steel components. Several igm robot systems for automated production of parts are installed in the production halls in Erdőtelek:

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15.02.2021

igm 25 ton rotary tilting turn table - the powerful manipulator for large parts

At the beginning of February 2021, igm Robotersysteme AG delivered a unique robot system, the special feature about this system is the matchless workpiece manipulator.

In addition to the main components such as the igm welding robot of the RTE 476 series with K6 robot control, which is mounted on a RST column with rotary cantilever arm, the 25 ton rotary tilting manipulator is the most impressive part of this automation system.

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02.02.2021

New demonstration plant at igm headquarters Wiener Neudorf

Since November 2020, the demonstration hall at the igm headquarters has been adorned with a new demonstration system, painted in the new bold standard colours. As with the previous system, the basic configuration is a TLA3 system with a longitudinal-, cross-, and vertical slide. The workpiece periphery with an L-manipulator combined with a tailstock on a motorized floor track is also very similar to the previous robot system. However, from a technical point of view, the new system plays all the pieces and is equipped with all current developments that igm has to offer.

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25.01.2021

100 years of robots

Exactly 100 years ago, on January 25th, 1921, the word "robot" was mentioned in public for the first time. It comes from the play R.U.R. - Rossum’s Universal Robots by Karel Capek. Capek (1870-1938) was a writer from the Czech Republic, then part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

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30.11.2020

igm Advent Calendar

Time has come, pre-christmas season has just begun! In order to show a little variety in these turbulent times, we would like to present the igm advent calendar – every day a door opens, we hope you enjoy discovering igm products!

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16.11.2020

COVID-19: current actions @ igm Robotersysteme AG

INFORMATION ABOUT DELIVERY | APPOINTMENTS

Dear valued business partners!
 
As we also follow the developments around the corona virus very closely we would like to inform you about our current actions for handling this unique situation.
 
It is our top priority on the one hand to guarantee the health and safety of our employees and on the other hand to continue to offer you the usual service and high-quality products.

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24.09.2020

Welding of BULLDOZER rear frames with igm welding robot

Liugong Dressta Machinery sp. z o.o. has a rich heritage and has grown to become a global manufacturer of heavy construction equipment, renowned for engineering durable, powerful machines for the toughest applications – from mining or landfill dozers, to oil and gas pipelayers. 

All the machinery is produced in the factory in Stalowa Wola, Poland – a town literally translated as ‘Will of Steel’ and it refers to the "steel", that is, the steadfast will, the invincible spirit of the builders of the plant and the city.

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28.08.2020

igm presented high performance robotic welding technology for construction machinery industry in China

In July 2020, the China Construction Machinery Welding Technology Summit Forum was held in the city of Xuzhou, China. igm was invited to hold a presentation on “Robotic High Performance Welding in Construction Machinery” at the forum.

With 170,000 excavators sold in China from January to June 2020 (despite the influence of COVID-19), China again manifests the no. 1 market position for yellow goods worldwide.

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11.08.2020

igm test series: Additive welding (WAAM - Wire-and-Arc-Additive-Manufacturing)

igm Robotersysteme AG successfully carried out welding tests for additive welding.

Example “screw conveyor” for production machines: usually the screw parts are poured and then milled, due to the large number of screw sizes, many different individual molds are required for production, for which a more cost-effective production variant has now been tested: additive welding of the screw parts

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11.08.2020

Project description Pöttinger Landtechnik - welding of rotary arms for tedder

Pöttinger Landtechnik GmbH is one of the leading agricultural engineering products manufacturers in Europe. The family company is based in Grieskirchen, Upper Austria. The product range extends from mowers to self-loading wagons, presses and choppers to various types of soil cultivation equipment, including rotary tedders. The last supplied igm welding robot system welds the components of the tedders, the system is composed as follows:

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04.08.2020

A robot named "Katrin"

The newest colleague at our customer Schachtbau Nordhausen (DE) was baptized "Katrin", the igm welding robot system of the type RTE 478-S, combined with 2 L manipulators RWM2-2000A to increase the productivity and quality of complex component production. Only small modules could be welded fully automatically so far, but now parts up to two meters length and up to two tons can be welded in the 10x10 meter robot cell. That is not the last step in Schachtbau-Nordhausen´s automation concept: solid plans for Industry 4.0 - ideas for a 35-meter robot portal for parts up to 12 meters length with a maximum weight of 15 tons are coming up, so we are looking forward to start the offer preparation!

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09.07.2020

Multipurpose igm Robots

Welding, cutting, bevelling and more – multitasking by igm.

igm robots can do everything: Beside of welding they are also able to cut, bevel, move, pre-heat and more. In this case only the tools need to be exchanged. A real multitasking robot!

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