Invest in good jigs
First of all MACFAB improved the existing weldin jig for the most popular model in order to ensure that the robot is offered perfectly closing seams. “The advantage of this is that we were able to weld the complete housing of the baler directly without tacking. Clamping the housing and doors takes 45 minutes, after which the robot is doing the weldingjob in 50 minutes. This allowed us to increase the capacity from 2 to 5 balers in one day”.
High repeat accuracy
MACFAB also welds the hydraulic tanks for the balers with the welding robot. “Previously, each tank had to be checked for leak-tightness. Now we carry out this test random and the repeating accuracy is so high that all the tanks are leakfree”.
Further scaling up
With the commissioning of the welding robot, more space has been created to further improve production efficiency. Most balers are now produced in a one-piece-flow concept. The next step is to further scale up production without compromising quality. “While the welding robot installation on the E-frame setup can be used universally and flexible, we are now looking together with Valk Welding at a multi-axis system for larger models. But all that step by step!