For the past several years J.H. Benedict Company has been a proud sponsor of the Formula SAE team at Bradley University. Each Year a team of mechanical engineering seniors builds a formula car to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car. This activity is performed as part of their required senior capstone project experience. J.H. Benedict offers students the opportunity to work side by side with our engineers and skilled craftsman during critical design and fabrication phases. Student actually operate the machinery used to fabricate many of the critical one off components used in the assembly of the teams formula car.
J.H. Benedict Co., Inc
3211 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: (309) 694-1363
Robotic Arc Weld
Robotic Arc Welding Applications
J.H. Benedict has developed adaptive & non-adaptive robotic welding systems for a variety of industries and products. We have extensive experience with GMAW (gas metal arc weld), GTAW (gas tungsten arc weld), PAW (plasma arc weld), PAC (plasma arc cutting, Resistance-Welding and Stud-Welding.
|Featured on the History Channel network “How It’s Made” this system developed by J.H. Benedict uses the PAW process to weld thin gage (18-20) carbon and stainless steel to produce a leak free product. Custom quick change fixturing allows for frequent model changes with minimal lost production.|
|This 10 axis robotic GMAW system includes a pair of tilt/rotate servo positioners, a 650 watt STT weld power supply and a wire clip / torch clean maintenance station.Â In addition we have incorporated our â€śhot swapâ€ť features which allows operator to load/unload station #1 while the robot is welding in station #2.Â Each station is monitored using a RIA compliant light curtain.|
|This adaptive PAW system incorporates a 3D laser scan vision system to capture images of the unwelded joint to modify the robot path and adjust welding parameters to account for variations in material mismatch and joint gap.Â This system increased throughput by over 50% and improved the leak rate test 39%.
|This robotic welding system combined both GMAW and PAW on the same robotic arm.Â The multi-equipment option provided the ability to switch from one weld process to the other.Â These features allowed the end user to cost effectively achieve the weld deposition and joint strength requirements, minimize part distortion and exceed their cycle time objectives|