TPT May 2022


OMRON and AWL team up to create welding solution

for smaller series. But what if, as a producer, you fall into this category and you manufacture series of between 100 and 1,000 units and this series furthermore contains various product types? Or what if you would be able to grow due to the rising demand for products, but you only have a limited number of welding specialists in-house? This is exactly where the challenge lies. AWL has the perfect solution – Qube, a cobot welding cell (collaborative robot),” said Tom Vrugteveen, sales engineer at AWL. Stephan Pruiksma, manager of business development Benelux, at OMRON Benelux, added: “With Qube anyone can flexibly, efficiently and safely weld, or teach the cobot to weld, in 15 minutes. Using a simple operating panel you can program the cobot in moments, after which production can start.”

OMRON and AWL have combined forces and entered into a global partnership to develop and distribute a mature cobot welding solution called Qube. AWL has expertise relating to process improvements and welding, while OMRON’S strength lies in automation solutions that support humans and machines. This partnership has resulted in the development of this flexible cobot welding cell. “Up until now there were really only two robot welding methods used in the automation industry: high-end robot welding cells or low-threshold cobots mounted on a pedestal. “The robot welding cell is highly suitable for producing large numbers, but for many companies the investment is too high. By contrast, cobots mounted on a pedestal are the best option

Tom Vrugteveen, sales engineer at AWL, and Stephan Pruiksma, manager business development Benelux at OMRON Benelux




MAY 2022

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