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Güdel Inc. is the US subsidiary of Güdel Group, a global manufacturer of robotic automation products, systems and services. Güdel supplies linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components to OEM’s, systems integrators and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial and power generation industries. Güdel Inc. Is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a dedicated 45,000 square foot facility, providing North American customers with engineering, design, production, and, customer service support. Güdel Group was founded in 1954. Headquartered in Langenthal, Switzerland, today Güdel operates in 21 locations worldwide.

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Aerospace and Automotive Aerospace , Automotive , Military/Defense , Off Road/Heavy Equipment , and Robotics

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Arc Welding and Spot Welding Arc Welding and Spot Welding

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Laser Hybrid Welding with Gantry Robot

POSTED 02/09/2015

 | By: Güdel US, Ann Arbor, MI

Laser welder including a large Gudel gantry robotPrecision hybrid laser welding is a demanding application with strict requirements for precision and vibration free motion. Laser welding over large work surfaces is even more difficult – but not for Yaskawa Motoman and Güdel.

Yaskawa Motoman recently delivered a unique system to Trumpf’s Pasching, Austria facility for production of large machine frames. The system includes a large Güdel gantry robot (7 meter x 10 meter x 5.6 meter) used to position a Yaskawa Motoman robot over a large work envelope.

High precision Güdel planetary gearboxes and mechanical structures specifically designed to dampen vibration allow high speed, high acceleration and precise placement of the laser head over the large frame.