Lincoln Electric Automation introduces a Robotic Beam Cutting and Scribing System for the structural steel industry. The latest addition to the company’s custom robotic solutions product line automatically generates tool paths from CIS/2 part files for cuts, copes, holes, slots, notches, cutouts and assembly markings on beams up to 40 foot long, 4 to 44 inches wide and 4 to 18 inches in height.
The latest Servo-Robot laser vision, FANUC ARC Mate® 6-axis robot arm and StruCIM® 3D simulation software technologies are incorporated into the new system, resulting in accurate sensing of beam variations, higher quality robotic cutting and scribing, and a reduction of prints and paperwork on the assembly and manufacturing floor.
The innovative StruCIM® software raises the efficiency and flexibility of the tool path generation to a new level. Operators can load CIS/2 part files (SD/S, StruCAD, Tekla or others) to the interface and the code generation automatically begins; no manual programming is needed. The resulting code allows the robot to cut lengths, copes, holes, slots, notches, cutouts, and scribe sub-material markings for assembly.
Lincoln Electric Automation engineers can customize and build a system to meet specific customer requirements and specifications. System layouts are optimized to provide cost-effective solutions that minimize the floor space requirements.