Digitalization: Answer to the skills shortage
Solutions to counter the shortage of skilled workers were met with a great deal of interest. This starts with digital welding training on the brand-new Welducation Simulator, which uses augmented reality (AR) to provide apprentices with amazingly realistic training.
The WeldCube Navigator, on the other hand, helps to reduce the complexity of the welding tasks in production. Step by step, it guides the welder through the work sequence for a component, ensuring that the work steps are carried out correctly and in accordance with the standards.
The TIG Experience Box visitor magnet
Fronius also has a solution for the top-tier welding process, TIG welding. With the TIG DynamicWire Welding Package for the iWave, even novices will easily achieve TIG seams like a pro in no time. Around 500 people got to try it for themselves in the TIG Experience Box.
Fronius knows about automation
“This year, we presented our extensive automation portfolio at the trade fair for the first time. The highlight was the huge, robotic welding cell at the center of our stand. But the two cobot cells and the FCW Smart circular seam welding system, in which the new iWave has been integrated for the first time, also attracted a lot of attention. With our automation solutions, Fronius customers enjoy the benefits of a customized complete package from a single supplier.
The extraction performance of the new mobile Exento extraction devices LowVac and HighVac could be judged at all the live welding stations. Many also tested how comfortable it feels to hold the ergonomically shaped and well-balanced high-performance torches, or the new Exento fume extraction torch. We showcased all our safety equipment, from the Bluetooth-enabled high-tech welding helmet with fresh air supply to the air-purifying respirator, and highlighted the importance of welding fume prevention in daily presentations on the live stage.
We also used the trade fair as an opportunity to give visitors a sneak peek of our brand-new compact and mobile powerhouses for manual welding: Fronius Artis, a TIG welding system, and the Ignis, for manual arc welding. More news about this will be coming soon.