Advanced Engineering Techniques increase automation investment

March 5, 2018

Panasonic engineers have begun the complex job of installing and commissioning AET’s latest addition to their automated welding section. This is the company’s third robotic welding system and is one of the largest of it’s kind in Europe.

The Panasonic Gantry Welding System is fitted with a PerformArc PA-2DK-9m overhead robot with 8 meters of track movement. This gives the unit two 3 x 1.4 metre workstations complete with tailstocks and positioners, allowing the operator team to be fabricating on one workstation whilst loading and preparing the other.

Andrew Richards, Operations Director adds “it’s about continually building on the strengths of the Panasonic brand and the latest robotic welding technology. This is our 3rd and largest machine and it must be said that the Panasonic systems have consistently shown themselves to be the market leaders in terms of reliability, accuracy and efficiency. AET’s customer base demands the best from us – demand we can only deliver with the very best technology at our disposal”