CLK GmbH offers automated welding solutions for various industries, including agricultural machinery technology, heating boiler manufacturing, thermal storage manufacturing, and grating panels. With our robotic systems, repetitive tasks for small quantities can be precisely and efficiently welded.
Our 3D sensor system enables the automation of the teaching process and serves as an effective replacement for offline programming by detecting positions of the elements to be welded and subsequently controlling the welding robot.
Our user interface allows for easy operation without specialized knowledge of robotic technology and provides the possibility of remote control.
Programming automated robot welding tasks is a major challenge, as it either requires a complex teaching process or additional expertise for offline programming, which most production employees do not have. These difficulties are exacerbated by manufacturing tolerances and positional tolerances, which usually make it impossible to directly transfer the finished robot programs from teach or offline programming. In most cases, complex and costly product-dependent devices and adaptation of the robot programs are required.
The set-up costs are therefore often immense for the production of small series down to a quantity of 1. The CLK GmbH robot welding system is an innovative solution for automating the welding process. With our system, you can increase your productivity, improve the quality of the weld seams and at the same time reduce the ergonomic strain on your employees.
Our system consists of a robot equipped with a state-of-the-art laser scanning system and a suitable welding tool. Thanks to the scanning system, the robot is able to automatically detect the components and weld seams and position welding torches to achieve the optimum welding position. The system allows you to set the relevant geometric parameters for the welding process and automatically detects if seams are too close together and therefore cannot be welded with the standard parameter set.
An employee positions the product with pre-welded attachments or in a simple fixture (within certain limits) in front of the system, depending on the task.
The employee starts the work program.
The robot performs a visual scan with the CLK scanner to determine positions, orientations, and sizes of the elements to be welded.
The employee can adjust relevant parameters for the welding process. The system recognizes if welds are too close together and cannot be welded with the standard parameter set.
The weld seams are subsequently automatically welded. If thermal distortion is too significant to weld all attachments consecutively, a strategy is implemented where attachments are locally rescanned before welding if necessary.
Upon completion of the welding program, the CLK system signals, and the employee can remove the finished welded product from the workspace and insert a new one
Our automated robotic welding system allows you to optimize your production processes and increase efficiency. Using a state-of-the-art laser scan system, our systems can automatically weld pre-positioned attachment elements or geometrical bodies, such as heat exchanger tubes or edge enclosures for grating panels.
The system is user-friendly and allows the employee to set relevant parameters, such as welding positions, angles, and welding programs. The CLK system also detects whether weld seams are too close together or if other parameters prevent successful welding, and it attempts to adjust the welding strategy accordingly. Upon completion of the welding process, the employee receives a signal and can remove the welded products and insert new ones.
How does the CLK robotic welding system work? Our 3D sensor system enables the automation of the teaching process by detecting positions of the elements to be welded and subsequently controlling the welding robot.
In which industries can the CLK GmbH robotic welding system be used?
Our system is suitable for various industries, including agricultural machinery technology, heating boiler manufacturing, thermal storage manufacturing, and grating panels. Other industries with similar tasks may also be possible. Please feel free to contact us.
For the product to be welded, geometric rules must currently be defined, serving as instructions for the image processing for the detection and generation of the welding program. Rules can look like this: Find the intersection points, Find all tubes and their positions in the heat exchanger, Find the cylinder (the nozzle) on the heat storage tank, Find the customer-specific seam.
No, our user interface is designed to allow easy operation without specialized knowledge.
What is the difference between our system and offline programming?
Offline programming requires additional expertise and specialized software. With this system, the welding process is "programmed" at the desk. Our system enables the automation of the teaching process and replaces offline programming with on-site deployment directly at the robot.
For which robot manufacturers is the system offered? Currently, the system is compatible with ABB and KUKA. Extension to other manufacturers may be possible.