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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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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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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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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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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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COVID-19: current actions @ igm Robotersysteme AG


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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