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Panasonic Touch Sensing Software & Hardware for the automatic seam finding of workpieces

Panasonic Touch Sensor Function - Fillet Sensor Search

Where the workpieces are not able to be repeatably positioned, Panasonic Robot Welding Systems fitted with Touch Sensing software and hardware are able to complete single, dual or three dimensional searching of the product to locate the weld start, intermediate and finish locations.

This is a simple and cost effective method of automating the welding of large parts that are difficult to manufacture to a repeatable accuracy.

Products such as pre-tacked structures are typical workpieces that would use Touch Sensing technology.

The Touch Sensing Function enables the welding of very large workpieces that are difficult to repeatably locate in a jig, or are affected by distortion in the welding process.

Video: Variable Groove Welding

The Panasonic Touch Sensor software is easy to use & program

Utilising the Panasonic Touch Sensor Menus – simply select the type of search sequence and enter the required parameters to  easily teach complex search parameters.

Panasonic Touch Sensor Function - V Groove Sensor Search

These images show examples of the welding tip searching for & measuring the groove seams.

Panasonic Touch Sensor Function - Bevel Groove Sensor Search
Panasonic Touch Sensor Function - Bevel Groove Sensor Search

Utilising the Panasonic Touch Sensor Menus – simply select the type of search sequence and enter the required parameters to  easily teach complex search parameters.

In the example to the left the searching of a bevel seam is shown.

Heavy fabrication workpieces such as the boom lift arm shown to the right will utilise various touch sense menu functions including Single and Multi-directional Touch Sense searches,

Bevel searches and Fillet searches – all made easily by the use of the Touch Sense Menus.

Panasonic Touch Sensor Function - Heavy plate example

Panasonic Touch Sensor Software & Hardware expertly manages variability