Backbone tubes for chassis
The backbone tubes are standardized to a dimension of 273 mm ø. ‘’An important innovation is the fact that the new bearing supports are now welded onto the outside surface with the robot. The high requirements of the quality of the welds, and especially the increasing demands of our customers brought us to take this fundamental step. The new innovative design solutions cleared the way for an effective and modular chassis structure,’’ Milan Olšanský from TATRA TRUCKS explains .
Welding robot on E-shaped Frame
‘’At TATRA TRUCKS, we have installed a Panasonic TL-1800WG3 welding robot on an E-shaped frame (E-3100), with two workstations arranged side by side, a Panadice 500 manipulator, and a special support to support the backbone tubes during the welding. The special support can be shifted over the full length of the E-shaped frame, so the backbone tubes can be welded with the robot upto a length of 1,800 mm (with the possibility of maximum 2,500 mm). The workplace is also equipped with a fume extraction device, and is completely CE approved ,’’ says Richard Mares of Valk Welding CZ.