Cloos – Qirox as an entry solution for automated welding

With the compact robot cells, small components can be efficiently welded automatically. Image © Cloos
With the compact robot cells, small components can be efficiently welded automatically. Image © Cloos

The new Qirox microcells offer an easy entry into automated welding technology – with minimal risk and a high return on investment. The turnkey “ready to weld” microcells require little space. They can be easily, quickly and flexibly integrated into any production line and ensure a fast start of production.

From the welding robot to the control system and power source to the safety technology – users are to benefit from a tailor-made unit with perfectly matched components from a single source. With the wide range of options, users can adapt the microcells specifically to their individual requirements. In this way, even small workpieces can be welded automatically at economical conditions and with high quality.

The Qirox microcells have a modular design. The modular system consists of two basic cells equipped with Qirox welding robots of different working spaces. The QR-MC-1.1S and QR-MC-1.2S microcells feature a Qirox QRC-210-4 welding robot with a 1,000 mm reach. The microcells QR-MC.1.1M and the QR-MC-1.2M have a QRC-290-4 with a range of 1,450 mm on board. Two reversing positioners are available for each of these two basic types.

The station is changed manually. The turning positioners of the QR-MC-1.1S and QR-MC-1.1M have one clamping plate per station. The QR-MC-1.2S and QR-MC-1.2M have a turning positioner, which is equipped with one freely programmable turning positioner per station.

The base frame of the turning positioner allows the turning positioner to be mounted in three positions. This results in many variants with which the microcell can be adapted to individual tasks. Later retrofitting and additions can be made easily and quickly.

Since 1919 Carl Cloos Schweißtechnik GmbH has been one of the leading companies in welding technology. With more than 800 employees worldwide, the company realizes manufacturing solutions in welding and robotics for industries such as construction machinery, rail vehicles, energy, automotive and agriculture. The modern Cloos welding power sources Qineo are available for a wide range of welding processes. With the Qirox robots, positioners and fixtures, Cloos develops and manufactures customer-specific automated welding systems. Cloos’ particular strength lies in its broad-based expertise. Because – starting with welding technology, robot mechanics and control, up to positioners, software and sensor technology – at Cloos everything comes from one source.