Zeltwanger X-Cell Smart Laser Cell Integrates Variety of Processes
The core processes include laser welding, laser marking, leak testing and machine tool loading.
The Zeltwanger X-Cell is a smart laser cell for various machining processes.
The Zeltwanger X-Cell is a smart laser cell for various machining and manufacturing processes. Standardized, modular and usually robot-based – the machining, testing and handling cell X-Cell is a smart laser which integrates a variety of processes into the production workflow. The core processes include laser cutting, laser welding, laser marking, leak testing and machine tool loading.
The X-Cell is specially designed for new industrial concepts such as matrix or island manufacturing. It can be used as a stand-alone solution and can be integrated into existing production systems.
The X-Cell can be used as a laboratory system for process development or as a manufacturing platform for series production, making it possible to realize production without any manual intervention. For example, this automated laser cell is well suited for stator production. The X-Cell processing platform includes laser cutting, welding and marking — processes that are particularly advantageous for hairpin contacting in stator production.
The X-Cell is equipped with a clamping system developed for increasing production volume. This module compensates manufacturing and assembly tolerances so that a process-reliable hairpin contact can be realized. The clamping system can be retrofitted quickly and easily to different stator variants. Various process monitoring systems can be used to check the seam quality.
Due to the standardized and modular concept, the user can easily adapt and expand the system. If the number of items increases, additional optics, clamping devices or sources can be quickly and flexibly integrated into the cell. Different supply systems such as drawers, a rotary indexing table or a belt circulation with lifts are available to adapt the system to the respective production conditions. In addition, assembly, screwing and leak testing processes can be integrated.
These days, precision machine shops are often looking to expand the range of work they can take on profitably. It is not enough, in many instances, to be exclusively a turning shop.
Increasingly, new machine tools are being developed that defy existing classification code by virtue of their multi-tasking capabilities.
A three-, four- or five-axis vertical machining cneter can run the gamut of capability and cost. Assessing your application requirements now and in the future can make for a much wiser machining center purchase.