Inrotech recently introduced a new automated welding solution to help offshore, wind markets and heavy industries to overcome common welding challenges.
Numerous of wind energy companies experience a lack in efficient, high quality welding solutions for large and complex structures. Most of the vertical welds are done manually, or at least semi-manual using a tractor.
Difficulties in finding experienced welders and increasing quality requirements have also provided an escalating demand for the automation process. An efficient and reliable automated welding solution is therefore valuable.
Less transport of large structures
The Inrotech-vertigo is designed to provide a “powerful, cutting-edge solution” for offshore manufacturers and heavy industries working with large and complex structures. With superior technology and accurate weldings, the Inrotech-Vertigo offers several advantages to traditional welding solutions; lower cost and less transport of larges structures and flexibility to move to a variety of working zones.
Rasmus Faudel, System & Software Manager of Inrotech explains and continue “we specialize in bringing the robot to the job, rather than the traditional method of bringing the job to the robot. This philosophy is the only way you can achieve automated welding on some of the very large structures we now experience in offshore and wind markets.
Welding robot reaches new heights
The Inrotech-Vertigo is a portable platform with a robot installed on double vertical axis, capable of welding vertical multipass welds. It’s capable of reaching up to aprox. 5 meter above ground level, and is therefore suitable to weld large and tall structures, where manual welders normally spend hours setting up scaffolding.
It features Inrotech’s unique WeldLogic Technology and runs fully automatic throughout the entire process. The robot initially locates, scans and analyzes the welding groove, thereafter, plans and performs the weld without any interaction required from the operator, as the scanning procedure automatically gives that information into the system.
During the welding process the robot automatically cuts the wire, cleans the welding torch and deslags the groove with a separate needle hammer tool to ensure a perfect weld. Additionally, the robot ensures that the temperature stays within the customer’s specifications.
It will be delivered with Inrotech Cloud Solution that allows welding manufacturers to collect data and performance readings to visualize results from welding projects. This can be used to improve welding installations subsequently.