Rototilt to launch ‘state-of-the-art’ robotic welding facility

TILTROTATOR specialist Rototilt has announced it is investing in the future by expanding its factory in Vindeln, Sweden.

The plans includes the development of a robotic welding facility at a cost of approximately SEK 35 million.

CEO Anders Jonsson said, “Even though the economic situation is challenging right now, we believe in continued growth and require greater flexibility and capacity in order to meet our customers’ high demands. This investment is a step to improve our position, enabling us to deliver with speed and precision, which is crucial in our market segment.”

A new robotic welding system is currently being introduced, linking up handling robots and welding robots. The investment is tipped to generate customer value by providing opportunities for improved delivery times and quality. The project includes an expansion of the factory totalling 1,080m2, spread over two floors.

The new welding section will be ready for final inspection this month.

“The global situation is placing new demands on us, and we are dealing with this at the same time as attempting to develop our business,” Anders added. “We are now creating the conditions to improve our delivery precision, which is something we are constantly focusing on, since we know how important it is for our customers.”

Rototilt’s production facility is powered by fossil-free energy, and the extended factory is being built with an advanced energy recovery system. The heat from the welding process is recovered via the ventilation system. The factory’s primary heating source is district heating, produced from local biofuel.