A growing shortage of skilled workers and ever-increasing quantities call for intelligent production solutions led Anton Paar to invest in a latest-generation robotic welding cell from Fronius.
Pursuing progress and innovation in consultation with the customer, trendsetting Austrian company Anton Paar manufactures high-precision measuring devices for a wide range of industries. Its dedicated research, engineering, and production teams aspire to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Today, Anton Paar is a world leader in density and concentration measurement, rheometry, and the analysis of dissolved CO2.
Up until now, all components of the measuring and control devices Anton Paar produces in Graz, Austria have been welded by hand. This was because robotic welding systems were deemed uneconomical for small batch sizes between one and 400 pieces. Ongoing sales growth, the increasing shortage of skilled workers in the domestic job market, and innovative robot technologies – which now make automated welding economically viable even for small batch sizes – prompted the high-tech company to invest in a modern robotic welding system.
The measurement and control specialists at Anton Paar were looking for flexibility all along the line, combined with a high degree of cost effectiveness. This meant flexibility in terms of the number, shape, and size of the components, in their positioning, and in the use of different welding processes.
Dominik Santner, COO at Anton Paar, says: “The shortage of skilled workers and ever-increasing quantities call for new solutions in production. The new robotic welding cell represents a huge step towards automation of our manufacturing. If we were to weld our process sensors manually like before, we would encounter huge difficulties achieving the planned quantities in the coming years.”