At the beginning of 2021, David Falkner, welding technician at SANO, discovered the automated welding cell TruArc Weld 1000 from TRUMPF and was enthusiastic: "It is so easy to operate the system, you do not need any CNC expertise to weld even complex parts. I could start as soon as I had downloaded the virtual training onto my mobile phone." Matthias Winkler is also impressed with the welding cell: "The complete system comprising a suction system, housing with anti-glare protection and the high-performance welding source from Fronius is a modern workstation where my employees feel comfortable." SANO uses the TruArc Weld 1000 to weld safety-relevant series parts. Once the system is set up, untrained personnel can reload the machine. This gives the welding technicians space to deal with the production of prototypes and small series. "We will continue to grow," explains Winkler. "In future, we will not only weld to a good quality standard with the TruArc Weld, but we will also be faster than ever before."
SANO is already using the TruArc Weld 1000 to weld series parts such as the brackets that lock a wheelchair onto the stairclimber. A virtual training course which can be called up using the QR code attached to the machine facilitates immediate integration of the welding cell into the production. The company also benefits from the option of two-station operation as a large number of the parts at SANO are relatively small. An extendible partition wall divides the work area. This means that several parts can be processed parallel to production.