The modular, flexible TWISTER² robotic bending system. Combining handling and bending tasks, the system marks a first by featuring a robot fully integrated into its control area. This makes it possible to perform bending tasks while the robot keeps a firm hold of the tube. The interpolating machine and robot axes move in synchronism with one another. The system makes producing three-dimensional geometries a much easier process, maintaining the utmost levels of productivity and process reliability as it does so. But its real highlight is the fact that users do not need to give the robot's control system a second thought - unlike conventional machine/robot combinations, in which the machine and robot elements need to be programmed separately. This WAFIOS solution makes it possible to control the entire system, including collision detection, using nothing but the WPS 3.2 EasyWay programming system interface. Not only that, but the modular concept underpinning the TWISTER² also allows third-party systems and downstream processes to be integrated. "Through this system, we are showing the experts in this field a world-first innovation that we are extremely proud of and it is reinforcing our position as a leading light in technology", states Dr. Uwe-Peter Weigmann.
Exhibitor: WAFIOS (Shanghai) Machinery Co. ,Ltd.