Abstract No.:

 Scheduled at:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Saal Shanghai 10:00 AM
Technology and Trends 1

Innovative programmer training on the robot including virtual representation of results using virtual welding robotic

Josef Kreindl* / Fronius International , Austria
Sylvio Rossin / Grone-Bildungszentren Thüringen GmbH , Germany

Welding simulators have been successfully used for the past four years in training centres for manual welding. Empirical values achieved in the process contribute to the ongoing development of the systems and to their increasing acceptance. While initially the focus was only on manual skills training and reducing the use of consumables, it is now apparent that virtual welding is extremely advantageous in terms of group dynamics and independent learning.

Thanks to the newly developed Virtual Welding Robotic, trainees from the field of robotic welding can now get even closer to the action without the limitations imposed by safety devices or missing welding equipment.
The virtual system shows the user whether they have programmed the robot correctly and if the welding torch is being handled in the right way. A virtual instructor provides specific instructions as to which corrective movements should be made if the system identifies deviations from the ideal torch guidance.
In a subsequent simulated step, the user can view the weld seam virtually to visually assess the welding result.
As such, robot programmers can quickly develop a greater sense of the effects of their programming actions and understand how robotic movements affect the welding result.

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