With laser hardening of metal surfaces gaining popularity on traditional methods it was only a matter of time before the world’s first mobile robot was designed for the task.
For some jobs the time-consuming dismounting of heavy components does create a time to cost issue. But using a mobile hardening robot you can drive the laser with its self-propelled crawling chassis, directly to the part that needs to be hardened.
This is the Alpha Laser AL-Rock with its flexible, wide sweeping robot arm which is flexible enough reach even the most challenging work pieces.
The laser hardening process creates a very fine-grained and tough structure, so the hardened material is very resistant to cracking - the same hardness as with conventional hardening processes.
All common metals can be hardened with the Al Rock including:
- tempered steel
- structural steel
- cold work steel
- cast steel
- grey cast iron
The AL ROCK can also be used for laser powder welding or for build-up welding with welding wire.
For more information on the hardening process see Laser Cladding Systems