The article will show how a 'local for local' production model - the strategy of manufacturing goods in proximity to their intended customers to promote regional self-sufficiency - can become a reality thanks to digital manufacturing.
Modular, collaborative, and flexible: the "Handling-to-Welding" robotic welding cell joins parts of different geometries and materials. The task is carried out by two robots - the handling robot positions the workpieces, the second robot performs the welding. Depending on the cell configuration, lock gates are available for the inward and outward transport of parts. Furthermore, various positioners, a TCP measurement system, a torch cleaning system, a gripper station, and a contact tip change system are also possible.