Permanova had a perfect stand position, at the entry from the Automation fair to the Svets fair. A great number of visitors came to see a live demo of laser welding in the Permanova PERMAFLEX cell. The cell had its basic configuration with an ABB IRB 4400 robot, a 2 kW TruDisk laser, the Permanova WT 03 welding tool and a standard table for welding.
Both seam finding before welding, and seam tracking during welding were shown. Important ingredients for getting a quick start with a new welding job, and to get a robust and reliable welding process!
The visitors could also see compact welding tools for high laser powers, and our MTSU twinspot tool, that gives two (master- resp. slave-) focus spots. Via program, the distance, power distribution and relative angular position between the spots can be changed on line. Perfect for a preheating/cleaning process before welding or brazing. Or to be able to bridge bigger gaps in a butt joint.
Several reference cases of recently delivered laser welding systems were presented, among others for Volvo Aero Corporation, LB:s Mekaniska and Swenox. Please visit our stand via video.
In summary, many contacts to follow up after the fair! The lottery draw for an IPAD has now been made, and the price ceremony has been conducted. The happy winner was Jens Vestergaard Boll, Grundfos.