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Weldon’s 324S Midas OD Pinion Grinder

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by weldonadmin

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A South Carolina based power transmission company adds another Weldon model 324S Midas angular wheeled CNC Grinder to their grinding department. This fully automated cell features a Jenoptik optical gage for post-process inspection, providing feedback to a Movomatic in-process gage for automatic control of size tolerance to under 10 microns, and dramatically reducing both set-up and change-over time.

System Features
• Weldon long stroke programmable tailstock
• GII electric rotary dresser
• Dittel acoustic sensor
• SBS automatic wheel balancer
• Weldon automatic locking style driver
• Barnes coolant filtration system
• Movomatic in-process gage system
• Jenoptik Opticline post-process inspection gage
• Absolent mist collector
• Fanuc M710 robot
• Fanuc 32i BT CNC control

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.

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Weldon’s P175 Automated Flat Grinding Cell

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by Rick Holberg

BoogerA mid-western manufacturer selects the Weldon P175 for automated flat grinding, deburring, and laser engraving on cylindrical parts. The parts are presented via a dual pallet station, and loaded with a floor mounted Fanuc M10i-TD robot. Custom end-ofarm tooling is used to load the part into a 4” pneumatic sliding jaw chuck. A post-process gage communicates with the Fanuc CNC for size compensation on a trend basis. The fully automated cycle under gage control can produce roughly 67 parts per hour.

System Features
• Fanuc tending robot
• Telesis laser engraver
• Cognex camera
• ATI deburr unit
• SBS automatic wheel balancer
• Dittel acoustic sensor system
• Jenoptik post-process gage
• St. Gobain vitrified CBN grinding wheel
• Weldon Jet wheel cleaner
• MicroCentric 3-jaw chuck
• Machine mounted PC for data collection

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.

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Weldon’s “Automate – Innovate – Educate” Open House a big success!

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by Rick Holberg

Weldon Solutions hosted an Open House at their CNC Grinder manufacturing facility on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The theme for this year’s event was “Automate – Innovate – Educate”.

This year’s Open House garnered over 200 attendees from local, regional and national businesses. More than 50 local engineers attended a series of continuing education seminars hosted throughout the day.

The Open House was held throughout the facility with the shop floor hosting much of the display space, including 7 CNC Cylindrical Grinders demonstrating OD and ID grinding, 12 Robots with payloads ranging from 1 to 350 pounds demonstrating a broad range of robotic and machine vision capabilities and 4 allied component suppliers with table-top displays. There was also a 3-D Printer creating parts through additive manufacturing.

Additionally, York area students from the TechFire 225 team demonstrated their award winning robot from the F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics League.  Tech Fire is a collaboration of York County students.

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Immediately following the event, the Manufacturers Association of South-central PA (MASCPA) mixer allowed leaders of regional manufacturing firms to learn more about Weldon Solutions and the technologies that we use in our grinding and automation systems.

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We’ve posted new videos!

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Rick Holberg

Weldon Solutions has recently added a series of four new industrial automation videos to our YouTube Channel. Click any link below to see what’s new…

Machine tendingUsing a 3-D Vision guided robot to load, unload and palletize parts from a boring mill

Industrial processesUsing a robot in a spot welding cell

Industrial processesA quick-hitting video showing a wide variety of industrial automation solutions using FANUC robots. See unique machine tending, palletizing, material removal, spot welding and more.

Automation case studiesA series of 1 to 2 minute case studies using FANUC robots to achieve a variety of industrial processes from machine tending to dispensing to palletizing to spot welding.

Weldon Solutions is an Authorized System Integrator for FANUC Robotics, North America’s leading supplier of robotic automation. Weldon is also a FANUC Vision System Integrator, providing the ultimate in automation versatility. We offer a wide range of cost-effective and flexible robotic solutions to meet a variety of industrial automation needs. FANUC high performance robots, coupled with our project management, innovative systems engineering, customer service, and extensive industry experience have enabled us to successfully automate a variety of applications across several industries.

 

Weldon Wins Accolades at FANUC Conference

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by ws_admin

2013 was a banner year in the Weldon/FANUC relationship. Weldon received numerous accolades at the recent FANUC Robotics North America annual conference in Orlando, FL. Weldon was mentioned numerous times during FANUC’s opening Marketing presentation. References included our Open House, Robotic brochure publication and a Google AdWords co-op program.

Weldon Solutions was awarded with one of the “Excellence in Intelligent Robotics” Awards.  This was given to System Integrators that utilized iRVision in at least 20% of the Robots that they installed in 2013.  The reason that they recognize companies with this award is that FANUC understands how difficult it is to successfully complete projects that incorporate Machine Vision.  Look for the trophy to be displayed in the Weldon Solutions Receptionist Area soon!

Bill Catalano, National Sales Manager for FANUC CNC, spoke since the CNC segment of FANUC recently merged with the Robotics segment. Bill mentioned Weldon Solutions twice as a company that uses both FANUC  CNC Controls and Robots.  He was encouraging System Integrators to consider the use of FANUC controls for machines that they may be currently controlling with a PLC or PC.

Ed Roney, leader of FANUC’s iRVision product line, used the Weldon project video that recently debuted on FANUC’s YouTube Channel in an Intelligent Robot presentation. The 3-D Area Scanner that Weldon integrated for depalletizing cast housings for a Pennsylvania manufacturer, is one of only a handful of projects where this technology has been installed since its release a year ago. All of the others are at automotive facilities. FANUC was very appreciative of the job that Weldon did on this project and immediately requested video footage. Watch the video here:



This video has received about 1,000 views in the past week.

Learn more about industrial automation and robotic solutions from Weldon.

The dedication, skills, and commitment of our employees have always been the strength of Weldon Solutions. The employees that our customers have come to know and trust to meet their needs are now the dedicated committed owners of Weldon Solutions. These employees along with Weldon’s reputation for innovation and quality guarantee a solid and promising future for Weldon Solutions.

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.

Weldon’s Newest AGN4 Straight Wheelhead CNC Grinder with Automation

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Rick Holberg

agn4-2A major Aerospace Component Supplier selected Weldon Solutions for precision OD, radius, and shoulder grinding turnkey for proprietary work parts. This Weldon model AGN4 incorporates a full turnkey for over forty different part numbers. Machine tending automation features a 6-axis robot and a dual pallet tray system for part presentation and exit.

Vitrified CBN abrasives are used in this application, conditioned with a Weldon design ring dresser mounted on the work head spindle.

Straight oil coolant was specified for maximum wheel life. A chiller is included to address thermal variations and a fire suppression system is included for safety.

System features:

  • Fanuc model 0i-TB CNC Controller
  • Renishaw lateral locator, wheel head mounted
  • PRAB PFA-80 coolant system
  • Airflow MP4 media type mist collector
  • SBS automatic wheel balancer
  • Dittel acoustic sensor system
  • CGI model D100 in-process gage system
  • Fanuc 6-axis LR Mate 200-

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.

Weldon Automated AGN4 CNC Grinder for Pin Match Grinding

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Rick Holberg

AGN4_Auto_Grinder_03A major Fuel Injection System manufacturer chooses the Weldon Solutions model AGN4 with turnkey automation for armature to pin match grinding

Weldon designed dual robotic automation turnkey with one robot tending the pre-gage station that measures the armature counter-bore depth. The second robot tends the grinder that grinds the pin end face to precisely match the output from the armature gage to a 5 micron total tolerance. Part presentation and exit via pallet tray designed to keep parts in matched pairs.

System features:

  • Dual Fanuc 200i 6-axis robots
  • Schunk dual gripper assembly
  • SBS automatic wheel balancer
  • Dittel acoustic emissions sensor
  • Etamic pre-process and in-process sizing gages
  • Fanuc 0i TD CNC control
  • Microcentric precision air chuck

Weldon Solutions offers a full line of CNC OD, ID, and combination grinders. As a Fanuc Robotics integrator Weldon can also address your machine tending, material removal, material handling, and packaging/palletizing needs.




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