Kemppi Australia opens Robotic Welding Cell

Customers will now be able to pre-test their desired Kemppi power source using their own materials and consumables; and try various welding software options.

Australian welding equipment supplier, Kemppi Australia, recently unveiled its Robotic Welding Cell.

The introduction will allow customers to pre-test their desired Kemppi power source using their own materials and consumables to demonstrate the reliability and quality of the power source.

In addition, they will be able to supplement and test the standard robotic power source package with various Kemppi welding software options, to identify the optimum welding arc for their specific application.

The purpose-built, fully enclosed cell demonstrates the key attributes of a robotic welding package. Kemppi Australia has combined its Kemparc 450 Pulse power source with an ABB 1520ID robot to illustrate its capability.

According to Kemppi Australia’s Managing Director, David Green, the pace and precision of a robotic welding package is exceptional.

“Robots weld with far greater speed and accuracy when compared to traditional manual welding methods. These benefits can translate into huge productivity gains and improved quality management and control for firms,” said Green.

Apart from the dual benefits of increased productivity and quality control, robotic welding is on the rise globally due to two other key factors.

Firstly, the cost of installing robotic systems has fallen considerably in relative terms, particularly over the last five years. This has helped to make robotic welding a viable option for even small manufacturing operations.

In addition, there is a general lack of highly skilled welding labour in many markets around the world, including Australia, which is helping to drive the demand for robotic welding. For many manufacturers which need welding skill sets, robotic systems are becoming a necessity.

Kemppi’s parent company, Kemppi Oy, has long supplied robotic power sources to robotic manufacturers worldwide as well as their integrators and customers.

“We recognise that we have top performing robotic power sources with some unique features as well as an international track record in this area. This, together with the growing local demand for highly skilled welders that is becoming increasingly difficult to fill, has helped to crystallise our strategy for robotic welding in Australia,” explained Green.

Kemppi offers a range of robotic power sources in its Kemparc, (both Synergic and Pulse options) and Tandem systems. The systems can be supplemented by ‘intelligent’ software which aims at optimising the welding arc to help deliver increased productivity and better quality management.

In addition to independent service agents’ assistance, the compact Kemparc and Tandem systems are also supported locally by Kemppi’s in-house technical and service centre.

“Our Robotic Welding Cell clearly demonstrates the capability of robotic welding and allows customers to envisage the potential of such capability,” said Green.