A huge project like the realisation of a new welding line requires specific knowledge. Altrex found this with Thijs Veldhuis. As a project coordinator, he also contributed to the operationalization of the new welding line. In doing so, he focuses especially on an essential part: the welding jigs.
Indispensable in the welding process
“The smallest error already has a major impact on the quality of the final product”, explains Thijs. “A perfect welding jig with exact dimensions is therefore crucial and indispensable for a flawless welding process. You could compare a welding jig with a cake tin to which you add the necessary ingredients. Like the pipes that combine to make up the frame of a scaffold. The jig keeps the parts firmly in the right place with screws and clamps. This allows the robot to weld on the fixed coordinates in that jig. Obviously steered by the computer program that is adjusted to that specific product.”