Seam tracking for aluminum parts
‘’With the realization of the upgrade, we are on perfect way to achive our goal. The goal was stated as doubling the capacity of the W5 line on the same footprint. Today (Feb 2019) we are cca 8 months after upgrade was installed. Due to logistic issues around, we are not able to reach doubled production yet, but we are getting closer and closer. It is expected the goal will be reached during 2019. One of the most important things which made the capacity doubling possible is the use of the Valk Welding Arc-Eye laser sensor for welding seam following. With that, the problems with the
accuracy and the welding quality, especially with aluminum parts, was drastically eliminated. Our experience with the DTPS offline programming software also made it possible to start the upgraded line in the shortest amount of time,’’ Mariusz Skupinski continues. Jakub Vavrecka, Valk Welding responsible for Central and Eastern Europe operations: ‘’Valk
Welding is proud to be part of the success of Wielton. I am honored to say we grew up together. The current production of the Wielton group is already 18,000 products per year, which means the production has increased with a factor around 6 in the past 15 years. In the meantime, Valk Welding also delivered a complete chassis line with 8 robots to the French company Fruehauf, which now completely belongs to the Wielton group.’’
Wielton education at local technical school
In 2014, Wielton decided to open a special class at the local technical school. The class was completely supported by Wielton, with the idea to educate youth for their own activities. Valk Welding supported this activity with the delivery of a complete robot installation for educational purposes.