Adding Plasma Cutting Option to existing Welding system as an addition

jmf
jmf South Africa
Hi all

I have a working welding system with the following options already installed on it.

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I want to add an additional option, Plasma Cutting, to the current system/cell to use when welding jobs are a bit limited.

I want to use my existing Robot, Track and Current Welding Powersource for this. Powersource - ESAB Mig 5000i

Has anybody done this or similar addition to a working welding system and what will the pro's and cons be.



Answers

  • lemster68
    lemster68 United States ✭✭✭
    edited June 23
    I have not done such, but I would be inclined to configure it as a welding system.  If you set it up right, the system won't know the difference.  Is there actually such an option available?
    Lee Justice
  • jmf
    jmf South Africa
    lemster68 said:
    I have not done such, but I would be inclined to configure it as a welding system.  If you set it up right, the system won't know the difference.  Is there actually such an option available?
    @Lemster68 - Thank you for your response. I was thinking the same. I'm also awaiting feedback from ESAB and ABB regarding this query.

    Maybe out here is someone that have done something similar in the past and can also share some info and enlighten us with their experience.


  • Tompanhuhu
    Tompanhuhu Sweden
    There is an option I think it's named 'two additional arcsystems' 
    You can then configure it as a standard i/o welder and keeping your current welding system. 
    Systemintegrator - Web / C# / Rapid / Robotstudio

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  • jmf
    jmf South Africa
    There is an option I think it's named 'two additional arcsystems' 
    You can then configure it as a standard i/o welder and keeping your current welding system. 
    Where can I get read material on this option? Can you direct me to the correct manuals please?