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Reis Robotics: German High-Tech for the Chinese heavy machinery industry

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In this year's October the hand-over of the world-wide first robot welding system which was especially designed for internal seams in concrete mixing drums took place in Zoomlion Concrete Yuanjiang Industry Park in Hunan (China) with a grand opening.

In this project, Reis Robotics was involved as developer and manufacturer of the robot system and also the Chinese company Zoomlion, one of the leading companies in heavy machinery industry.

The new system was presented and explained in detail to the staff of Zoomlion and representatives of the specialized press.

Dr. Eberhard Kroth, Managing Director of the Reis Group Holding and Dr. Manfred Emonts, director of Reis Robotics Asia-Pacific opened the ceremony together with Mr. Cheng Xiao Fei the Vice Director of Zoomlion and General Manager of the concrete department.

The concrete mixing drum is a core part of the concrete mixer and makes high quality and precision demands to its welding seams. In order to fulfill them Reis Robotics has developed a special kinematics for this component. This consists of a linear axis with mounted articulated-arm robot and is especially designed for welding the seams in the hollow space inside the drum.

Mr. Cheng Xiao Fei of Zoomlion emphasized the great productivity and quality progress which is achieved with the system. Furthermore he highlighted the excellent cooperation between the companies Zoomlion and Reis which were involved in the successful putting into practice of the project.