Components are loaded to a rotating fixture nest. Fixed MIG guns perform the radial welding required around the periphery of the outer ring. Automatic unload will remove the part after weld completion.
A 6-station dial table locates a pair of seat rails in fixture tooling. Studs are blow fed from a vibratory bowl feeder to each of the rails and placed to the rails. A custom, multi-axis servo driven laser head support will locate the laser in the various welding positions. A second, similar servo laser head shares the laser power supply and is used to perform the laser welding on the second rail. Parts are automatically unloaded from the dial table to a belt conveyor.