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Prototype to Production Robotic Weldment for the Lifting Industry

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Prototype to Production Robotic Weldment for the Lifting Industry
Prototype to Production Robotic Weldment for the Lifting Industry

At Schenke Tool Co., our investment in robotic welding cells allows us to create high quality assemblies using automated processes that deliver consistent, repeatable results. We invited a prospective client in the lifting industry to our plant to get a first hand look at the complexity of work we were producing on a routine basis. Due to our capabilities and experience, they awarded us the contract to produce the weldment highlighted here as a proof-of-concept prototype.

This assembly consisted of customer-supplied components, although Schenke Tool Company will be supplying all of the needed components for future orders. We took a strategic approach to fixturing to keep pricing competitive on a short run order. The intricate design required multiple welding fixtures to accommodate the moving parts and to guarantee precise alignment. We designed & built the welding fixtures in-house. The accuracy of our robotic systems enabled us to keep tolerances to within ± 0.005" on the weldment, which featured overall dimensions of 6" in length x 6" in width x 2" in height.

After thorough inspection, we conducted additional testing to ensure the integrity of the welds and accuracy of the assembled workpiece. The ingenuity of our process combined with the speed and efficiency of welding robots allowed us to produce this weldment on specification, on time, and on budget.

Prototype to Production Robotic Weldment for the Lifting Industry Specifications

Project Name & Description
  • Skilled Robotic Welding
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • In-House Tooling and Fixturing
  • Proof of Concept Prototyping
  • Robotic Welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • Yaskawa Motoman Robotic Welder
Overall Part Dimensions
  • Length: 6"
  • Width: 6"
  • Height: 2"
Tightest Tolerances
  • ± 0.005" on Weldment
Material Welded
  • Customer Supplied:
    • Steel Components
Industry for Use
  • Lifting
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
  • Visual Inspection, Measurement & Cut Through Inspection
  • 6 Samples, 500 to 1000 Production Runs
Delivery Location
  • Southeastern, PA
Standards Met
  • Customer Specifications, CAD Drawings

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