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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WLD 264B - Introduction to Basic Robotic Welding: Module B

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Procedures and techniques in robotic automated welding. Includes safety, programming and operation procedures for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process using a Fanuc R30iA robotics welding cell, Teach Pendent Programs (TPP), and maintenance.

Prerequisite(s): CAD 101  or CAD 117 ; WLD 110  and WLD 261 .
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with welding industry experience. Constitutes approximately second one-half of WLD 264 . WLD 264A  and WLD 264B combined are equivalent to WLD 264 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate all safety protocol.
  2. Demonstrate how to set up power supply operations and safely jog the robot through different coordinate system.   
  3. Demonstrate how to write, modify, and edit new and existing welding programs
  4. Create program and run a robotic welding project.

  1. Health, Safety, and Environmental Practices
    1. Eye and ear protection
    2. Electric shock
    3. Arc rays
    4. Fumes and gases
    5. Fire and explosion
    6. Cylinder handling
    7. Pinch and crush points
    8. Robotic work cell safety
      1. During operation
      2. Inspection
      3. Maintenance
  2. Basic Robotic Operation
    1. Overall robotic cell description
    2. Pendent safety
    3. Pendent familiarization and basic operation
    4. Robot power
    5. Jogging robot
    6. Robot coordinating motions (World, Tool, Joint)
    7. Screen displays
    8. X,Y,Z motions and programs
    9. J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J6 motions and operations           
    10. Axis limits, brakes, home position and teach keys
  3. Create Teach Pendant Programs (TPP)
    1. Program name
    2. 1st TPP
    3. Program editing
    4. Bead around box
    5. Weld on plate
    6. How to input weld parameters, welding procedure specifications
    7. Set up jog frame-right hand rule
    8. Teach and create:
      1. Circular moves
      2. Circular weld programs
    9. Basic weaving
    10. Wait and timer instruction
    11. Other select key functions:
      1. Program
      2. Copy
      3. Delete
      4. Comment
      5. Write protect functions of the RO3iA
    12. Six point tool center point program
    13. Planning and creating individual teach pendant program (TPP)
  4. Maintenance Programs for Robotic Welding Cells
    1. GMAW troubleshooting
    2. Welding discontinuities
    3. Zero position program
    4. Preventative maintenance plan and service
    5. 6 point tool center point
    6. Robot Service Request (RSR)
    7. Torch reamer and wire clip
    8. Welding power source set up and operation