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Oldie but Goldie - igm welding robots - reliable for decades

Lottero Giovanni s.n.c. (Italy) is a long-standing igm customer and has a total of 3 igm robot systems in operation in its production hall. The oldest igm robot system was already put into operation in 1991 and still reliably welds various components in production today.

At Lottero Giovanni, the third generation is already working in the steel industry; their grandfather and company founder was an agricultural blacksmith. Over the years, the company has modernised through the purchase of various machines that make it competitive on the market.

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Exhibition ELMIA Sweden

From 10 to 13 May 2022 ELMIA Svets Jönköping Sweden takes place, our booth no. 07.16 is located in hall A. With a compact system of RTE 400 series equipped, togehter with some new developments, we are part of this event too!

We are looking forward to numerous visitors on our booth.

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Robot-assisted grinding completes the automated manufacturing process of railway bogies

As an important component of the bogie of rail vehicles, the production process of side and cross members is complex and process control is strict. The bogie not only is a key component of vehicle bearing and transmission, but also an important guarantee for the safe operation of the vehicle. Most structures are welded from steel plates, which requires a lot of grinding to deal with residual stresses after welding and places high demands on the accuracy of the components.

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Lower Austrian Innovation Award 2021 - igm Robotersysteme AG receives a certificate of recognition

For more than 30 years, the “Karl Ritter von Ghega Prize” has been awarded as part of the Lower Austrian Innovation Prize. The public award by the province of Lower Austria, supported by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, promotes local companies that are increasingly focusing on innovation and research.

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igm flexible manufacturing system (FMS) geared up for 1300 subway bogies per year at Hebei Jingche Rail Transit Vehicle Equipment Co., Ltd.

In November 2017, the Beijing Rail Transit Technology and Equipment Group established the company Hebei Jingche Rail Transit Vehicle Equipment Co., Ltd.

In only two years, their company built up a latest state of the art railway vehicle factory, located in Baoding City. The factory covers a construction area of about 470,000m², which is the size of app. 66 FIFA football fields.

The factory of Hebei Jingche Rail Transit Vehicle Equipment Co., Ltd. is home to an igm bogie FMS with a capacity of 1300 subway bogies per year on a two shift basis.

The igm bogie FMS was delivered in 2020 and covers a workshop area of 200 m in length and 25 m in width. 

The FMS line was a turn-key project for igm and included design, line layout, development of fixtures, supply of all equipment and commissioning up to hand over to the customer.


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Tube node welding system at Salzgitter Mannesmann Renewables GmbH

Salzgitter Mannesmann AG is a broad-based steel and technology corporation.

As part of the Salzgitter Mannesmann Group, Salzgitter Mannesmann Renewables GmbH specifically coordinates the activities of the Group's own steel producers, pipe and profile manufacturers, as well as the Group's own research institute in the field of offshore wind, in particular in the manufacturing of preliminary products for jacket construction.

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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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