Standard Features on Column and Boom Manipulator Systems (Heavy Duty)
The manipulators feature thick-wall steel construction that is thermally stress relieved prior to machining, which extends the life and increases the rigidity.
The boom of our Automated Submerged Arc Welding Systems is driven by a variable speed AC motor with a rack and pinion gear drive for smooth in/out motion. Boom speed is 300 – 3000 mm/min (12 – 118 in/min) and is upgradable to a servo motor drive for programmable motion control.
Vertical boom motion is delivered by a fixed speed AC motor and ACME screw drive with dual ACME nuts. One nut is used to drive and support the load of the boom. The second nut is included as a backup and works in conjunction with electrical sensors to lock the boom in place in the unlikely event that the first nut fails. The ACME screw and dual nuts ensure smooth up/down motion while also providing a very high level of safety. This drive is upgradable to variable speed or precision motion with a servo motor for programmable control.
Cable carriers are included on both axes to extend the life of the cables and hoses. The carriers also keep the cables organized and prevent entanglement during operation.
Precision hardened linear rails are included for the entire length of the column and boom motions. The rails coupled with recirculating ball bearing blocks ensure smooth operation throughout the life of the manipulator.
The column on these Automated Submerged Arc Welding Systems feature a kingpin for 360 degrees of manual rotation with manual brakes to lock the column into position. A hand crank is included to aid in rotation.
A sturdy freestanding base supports the manipulator fixture of our Automated Submerged Arc Welding Systems. Each leg of the base includes a hole that can be used for anchoring the manipulator to the factory floor for additional stability.