Turning station for welding


In the production of garage doors by Europe's largest garage door manufacturer, steel shafts needed to be lathed so that they could be welded by a MAG welding robot. Harsh ambient conditions and ground discharging (welding current) were the challenges here.


A servo rotary axis, in combination with a Zimmer rotary distributor and three-jaw gripper, was the solution here. The components were held securely by the three-jaw gripper. In the gripped state, the components were turned by the servo motor and the ground discharged via the rotary distributor.

Highlights and technical data
  • IP40
  • Pneumatic
  • External gripping
Technical Data
Drive typePNEU
Max. gripping force750 [N]
Gripping conceptKRAFT
Gripping safety deviceDRUCKSICHER
Max. stroke12 [mm]
IP classIP40
System weight5 [kg]
Max. workpiece weight0.3 [kg]
Max. workpiece temperature130 [°C]


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