Established by VinGroup, Vietnam’s largest private firm, VinFast is the first local company to manufacture automobiles using internal combustion engines, electric cars and environment-friendly electric motorbikes. The demand for superior and consistent quality in arc welding applications has increased, requiring improved wire feeding control near the arc to guarantee high quality welding process.
ABB has supplied VinFast with a complete welding solutions package including ro-bots, positioners, welding power sources and full commissioning service. One of the latest robotic technologies from ABB, the IRB 1660ID’s compact, hollow wrist with Integrated DressPack is ideal for applications requiring work in tight spaces such as arc welding.
The robot has a stronger, more rigid upper arm able to lift up to 6 kgs to accommodate heavier torches. This, combined with ABB’s superior motion control technology TrueMoveTM and the new motion process “Accuracy mode”, provides 0.05 mm path repeatability for excellent welding results.
All the robots have built-in ABB Ability™ Connected Services, a suite of advanced services which include a machine-learning-based condition monitoring and diagnostics module that can predict and prevent breakdowns before they occur by analyzing behavior anomalies in single robots among fleets of many.
Phu Huynh Phong, Manager of ABB’s Robotics business in Vietnam said, this complete Connected Services suite will help VinFast boost productivity and flexibility of the robots while keeping sight of ABB’s commitment to safety, reliability, cyber security and data privacy.