Yaskawa's expansion and investment programme continues apace with the opening of a new centre for Robotic Welding, Milling and Material Handling Applications in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The Yaskawa Northern Technology Centre represents a significant investment of more than £250,000 and will enable Yaskawa to showcase systems for welding, cutting and palletising applications.
The centre will feature the latest robotic arc and spot welding applications using the full range of Yaskawa Motoman robots, positioners, power sources, weld controls and turnkey system cell technolgies. It will enable Yaskawa's customers to conduct customer demonstrations and trials on their products, as well as customer product training for online and offline programming.
Yaskawa Motoman's ArcWorld robotic welding systems are pre-engineered, pre-assembled and shipped ready to weld, delivering flexible and cost-effective options for integrating robotics into welding processes. ArcWorlds can be configured with multiple robots, a heavy-duty positioner or servo-controlled external axes for co-ordinated motion control.
SpotWorld is a complete work cell with robot, process equipment, part positioner and safeguarding package that leverages Yaskawa Motoman's MS-series robots and welding positioners to pattern work cells. This, combined with Yaskawa's popular ArcWorld product line and servo-controlled spot guns with Direct Current (DC) spot timers, ensures optimum synchronisation and improved quality and reduced cycle times.
Commenting on the new Northern Technology Centre, UK Sales & Marketing Manager Jonny Grey said: "Yaskawa Motoman offers manufacturers a wide range of robotic solutions for today's (and for future) welding, milling and materials handling applications. Our investment in the new Northern Technology Centre is another example of how we are bringing these benefits to as many of our UK customers as possible."
For more information go to https://www.yaskawa.co.uk.