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WEL 710 - Robotic Welding

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Course provides an introduction to robotic welding fundamentals. The student will examine parameters of welding robot operation and program robots for various welding applications.
Competencies
  1. Apply general safety guidelines
    1. Define E-stops
    2. Explain Deadman switches
    3. Demonstrate pendant e-stop
    4. Discuss Electrical Safety
    5. Explain the DCS dual check safety system
    6. Summarize functions of Physical barriers
    7. Define Hard and Software limits
    8. Discuss all the points of Welding Safety
  2. Diagram by name all the parts on a robot
    1. List the parts of the drive motor, linkage and specifications for each axis of motion on the arm.
    2. Label the major system elements in a robot system.
  3. Construct a robot work cell.
    1. Identify the safety regions in a work cell.
    2. Identify the work volume.
    3. Assemble the interconnection between components of a robotic system.
    4. Demonstrate the operation of the robot
  4. Perform robotic moves safely.
    1. Move the robot to a Joint coordinate and to a Cartesian coordinate
    2. Manipulate the robot using a Tool coordinate system
  5. Operate a robot controller.
    1. Program accurately a remote tool center point.
    2. Program accurately a tool center point.
    3. Program accurately a user frame.
  6. Perform various functions on a teach pendant.
    1. Identify between command and arm control functions.
    2. Identify between command and arm control functions.
    3. Manipulate a robot from it’s teach pendant.
  7. Create and execute a basic robotic program
    1. Write and explain a simple robotic program
    2. Demonstrate a program with containing macro functions.
    3. Create, modify and delete programs.
  8. Write a program to successfully perform various welding positions
    1. Complete a robotic lap weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
    2. Present a robotic butt weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
    3. Perform a robotic vertical lap weld 1/8” material 4 inches long
    4. Demonstrate the ability to robotic hard face 3/8” material 2” long by 3” wide
  9. Evaluate maintenance functions on various upper level programs.
    1. Write programs which measure the repeatability of each axis.
    2. Create a material handling application program.
    3. Perform a CAD-To-Path program transfer
    4. Write programs used for basic decision loops.
    5. Write a program using the offset command.
    6. Create efficient Macros for typical functions.
    7. Assign a macro to USER keys or operator panel on the R30-ia controller.
    8. Explain position registers and how to manipulate them.
  10. Perform robot system maintenance.
    1. Identify type and procedures for robotic welder maintenance.
    2. Outline typical preventative maintenance schedules for robotic systems.
    3. Complete backup and restoration of R30ia software using a PCMCIA card.
  11. Classify the different welding types and systems
    1. Identify welding types (MIG, TIG, SMAW) and their related equipment
    2. Explain spot welding related equipment
    3. Discuss induction related equipment
  12. Specify equipment needed for Robotic Welding
    1. Discuss tool changers
    2. Identify automated Welding tip cleaners
    3. Classify automated MIG wire trimmers
    4. Categorize part detection systems
    5. Describe water cooled welding systems
    6. Designate the various vision systems
  13. Compare welding fixtures used in robotic welding
    1. Identify clamping mechanisms
    2. Describe materials used in fixtures
    3. Explain designs to minimize human and robot error
  14. Compare and Contrast automated welding vs. traditional manual welding
    1. Calculate return on investment of robotic welding
    2. Discuss quality concerns
    3. Identify welding faults common on robotic welds



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