Tacked workpieces, fix them on the workstation of the welding robot, load the programme and start welding. The daily welding production at the machine factory Clemens in the German Wittlich is that simple. Since the company has started using the welding robot system from Valk Welding, the majority of the products welded by the welding robot do not require e tracking of the welding seams. "With an accurate preparation, the tolerances are so small, the robot’s welding programs can be welded directly 1 to 1 by the robot, without corrections, explains Otmar Meiers, production manager of the welding department.
Clemens Technologies develops machines for grapeharvesting, like machines for tillage, storage, harvesting and the filling process. Until 2 years ago, all products were manually welded at Clemens. Due to the development of new products and active processing of the abroad market, the turnover increased from 10 million in 2009 to 23 million in the past year.