Planning of remote laser welding processes

Gábor Erdos, Zsolt Kemény, András Kovács, József Váncza

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Abstract

The paper discusses the technical background of the remote laser welding (RLW) technology, its novel opportunities and implications for planning processes. Our ultimate goal is to develop a complete off-line programming toolbox for RLW which can provide an automated method for computing close-to-optimal robot programs. We suggest a workflow for the complete planning process, and propose new models and algorithms for solving the sequencing of welding tasks in conjunction with path planning, as well as for generating the inverse kinematics of the robot. The paper summarizes results of first computational experiments in an automotive case study using an industrial robot. The proposed method leads to a substantial reduction in the cycle time of the welding operation compared to an earlier approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event46th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2013 - Setubal, Portugal
Duration: May 29 2013May 30 2013

Keywords

  • Planning
  • Remote laser welding
  • Robot
  • Task sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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