Plasma cutting & spot welding of railcar side sill

A Kawasaki robot is equipped with quick-change tooling for spot welding and plasma cutting. All required process equipment including the robot controller is mounted to the 7th axis rail platform. The spot welding process requires a 4,000 lb. force gun to weld the heavy gauge stainless steel. The plasma cutting is performed with high definition plasma equipment with automatic tip height control.
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