Robotic Laser Solutions from Genesis
Driving Growth Through Efficiency, Performance & Productivity
Leveraging the power of LASER technologies, Genesis offers a suite of standard and customized robotic solutions designed to sharpen your competitive edge.
Focusing on product and process validation, Genesis will guide you through design transitions to help you maximize your return on investment.
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- Genesis Systems demonstrates the power of Laser Technologies by showcasing a suite of customized robotic solutions at FABTECH 2019, the world’s premiere event for the metal fabrication industry. The FABTECH system showcases Laser Cutting, Laser Marking, Non-Contact Metrology and Laser Welding.
The FABTECH system will manufacture our promotional Chicago Skyline business card holder giveaway from a 1.0 mm stainless steel sheet. This promotional piece consists of 3 separate components: a skyline blank, base and card bracket.
Before assembly, the stainless-steel sheet is loaded into the IPG LaserCube, a flatbed fiber laser cutting system, that will cut our 3 Skyline Parts. This highly productive system operates at a stage speed of 1000 mm per second with an accuracy of plus or minus 25 microns. The cut parts are sorted and loaded into holding stacks.
A robot begins the assembly process by loading a skyline blank into an IPG Multi-Axis Compact system for laser marking of our promotional design. Upon completion the robot will deliver the part to the transfer table where Non-Contact Metrology will measure the part for flatness. Genesis Laser Metrology solutions have been developed in collaboration with Nikon to deliver results in repetitive, complex, hard to reach, delicate and labor-intensive inspection tasks. Key benefits include In-Process inspection for increased productivity and reduced costs.
A second robot moves a base part onto the IPG Laser Seam Stepper nest and a good skyline blank is placed in position. The Laser Seam Stepper welds the two parts together.
In traditional weld processes residual stress and distortion are unavoidable. These distortions disrupt productivity and drive up costs.
Through Weld Distortion Analysis Genesis demonstrates the power of integrating Laser welding technologies into the manufacturing process.
The analysis clearly shows the significant reduction of distortion with a total displacement of point 18 mm as compared to traditional arc welding of 5 point 94 mm.
The third part, the card bracket, is placed onto the nest and the Laser Seam Stepper finishes the assembly by welding through the 3 material layers of the part.
A third robot places the welded part onto a second inspection table where the Laser Radar will complete a full metrology report on the completed assembly.
As before the report will trigger the part to be passed and moved to the display table or if part doesn’t pass it is set aside.
The Genesis FABTECH simulated manufacturing process clearly demonstrates the power of Laser Integration.
Contact Genesis systems for further information on how laser integration can be implemented into your manufacturing process.