Robotics Industry News
Motoman Robotics Announces New Digital Interface to Fronius and Lincoln Electric Power Sources
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 10/01/2010Dayton, Ohio — Motoman Robotics announces new digital interfaces for Fronius and Lincoln Electric power sources. A digital interface for the Miller Auto-Axcess® DI power source has been available for Motoman® robots since 2006. Seamless connectivity to these three brands gives manufacturers the power to choose the best-fit power source along with the leader in robotic welding.
“Our strategy of partnering with the market leaders in peripherals and complimentary products enables us to bring the best solutions to manufacturers while giving them unparalleled choice,” says Roger Christian, vice president, marketing and development.
The digital interfaces allow users to access Motoman Robotics’ graphics-based arc files to display weld settings for starting, main and ending conditions. Users can select welding processes from the power source library and set up parameters directly from the robot teach pendant. Parameters and processes can be changed while welding. The interfaces can support multiple robots on a single controller or Tandem MIG on a single robot.
The Fronius and Lincoln Electric interfaces are compatible with the new DX100 controller. The Miller Auto-Axcess DI interface is compatible with the DX100 and NX100 controllers.
Fronius’ Weldcom interface is compatible with their TransPuls Synergic and CMT (Cold Metal Transfer) power supplies.
Lincoln Electric’s ArcLink® XT interface is designed for the Power Wave® i400 and R350, and will also work with the PowerWave 455M and 655.
About Motoman Robotics
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has grown to become the second largest robotics company in the Americas with an installed based of over 30,000 units. Our products include robotic automation solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal and spot welding operations.