Bonetto Laser-Tech laser welding cells

What are laser welding cells? 

Laser welding cells are automated systems that make use of laser technology to weld materials such as metal, plastic, ceramics and many other materials.

A highly powerful laser is used in a laser welding cell to generate a highly concentrated beam of light, which is directed onto a specific area. This beam of light fuses the materials being machined, forming a strong and durable joint.

Laser welding cells are extensively used in several industries, such as the automotive, aeronautics and electronics industries and in machinery manufacturing. 

They are highly regarded for their precision, working speed and ability to weld very thin materials without damaging them.

Compared to other welding methods, this processing method ensures a lower heat input. This means that there is less distortion in the welding zone and less excess material being produced in the machined area.

Low heat input is a key feature of these machines. This not only results in very little thermal damage compared to other laser machinery, but also in a reduced loss of properties in the processed material. 

The advantages of laser welding cells 

Laser welding cells offer many advantages compared to other welding techniques. For example:

High degree of precision: the laser light beam can be focused on very small areas, making it possible to weld small parts and obtain high-precision joints.

High welding speed: this process is extremely quick as the laser is able to quickly heat the material. In this way, production can be increased and machine downtime reduced.

Low material deformation: the heat generated by the laser is highly concentrated and controlled, ensuring minimised material deformation when welding.

Ability to weld various materials: the laser can be used to weld different types of materials, such as metals, plastics and ceramics, offering increased application flexibility.

Lower maintenance costs: laser welding cells do not require as much maintenance as other systems, since there are no electric electrodes or welding gas that need replacing.

Increased safety for workers: the laser welding process is fully automated, which means that operators are only required to intervene when necessary, thereby increasing safety in the workplace.

Consequently, we can say that laser welding cells offer greater

  • efficiency
  • precision
  • safety

than other welding techniques!

 

The technical features of Bonetto laser welding cells 

Bonetto Automation has gained extensive experience in developing an all-in-one product: the standard laser welding cell.

This machine is extremely versatile and can be used in various fields of application: medical, automotive, battery, electric car and general industry

Here are some features:

  • ready to use 
  • flexible and configurable based on customer needs 
  • compact in size 
  • easy to set up and use

 

There are 3 types of Bonetto laser welding cells:

LASER SMART 50: 1400 x 1220 x 2200 mm

Suitable for proto-components in robot configuration or for high production rates with fixed optics

 

 

LASER-FIX 200: 2300 x 2400 x 2500 mm

Suitable for high production rates in a fully automatic cycle

 

LASER-FLEX 1000: 2415 x 2800 x 3000 mm

Suitable for flexible production with the option of manual loading and quick retooling

 

All three of them have several features in common, such as:

– the use of robots (“fixed optics” or “yaskawa motoman GP8”);

– the laser source, which is selected as needed;

– all three machines can be used with the following materials: steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, copper and plastic;

– welding optics: SCANSONIC, OPI Photonics.

 

These three machines stand out for:

  • size;
  • production;
  • output rate.

 

The available range of laser welding cells makes it possible to rely on technology that is able to adapt to a large variety of parts and shapes in an extremely versatile manner, always ensuring an excellent and cost-effective result.

 

The vast experience of BONETTO AUTOMATION in the field of laser welding has allowed it to develop a flexible product that can be adapted to meet any requirement.

In fact, our pre-engineered laser welding cells offer end users a high degree of flexibility, allowing them to manage various configurations in the feeding, welding, assembly and testing stages.

 

For more information on our laser welding cells, please email us at: info@bonetto-group.com