Complex work pieces can make welding a backbreaking exercise. Furthermore, when parts that are being welded are difficult to access, the quality of work can be compromised for even the most experienced welders.
Ergofix is a welding manipulator that enables welders to adjust the height of the welding table, and manually rotate and tilt it. Because the welding table is infinitely adjustable in height, they can lower it to work over the metal or raise it to make the underneath parts more accessible. The height range is from 27.2 to 39 inches.
Once they have the work piece at the required height, the table can be rotated up to 360 degrees and tilted up to an angle of 45 degrees. This makes every inch of a work piece accessible without the welder having to bend or contort to get there. Rather, welders are able to maintain a good ergonomic posture throughout the welding process.
But Ergofix is not just about ergonomics. The fact is that when welders are standing or sitting in a comfortable position that doesn’t require physical effort, they can concentrate on achieving the best possible results. This, in turn, allows them to achieve optimal results and to produce top quality work.
The Infinite Adjustability of Ergofix
Manufactured by Forster Welding Systems, Ergofix relies on continuous hydraulic adjustment for rotation, tilting and for raising and lowering the welding table.
The welding top of the table also helps eliminate effort and improve quality. A primary feature is the rail design. Spaced 100 mm apart the rails allow the table surface to be adjusted too.
Ergofix Can be Used With Vakufix
Another benefit of Forster America’s welding table rail design is that it can be used with their high-temperature vacuum clamping plates. The patented Vakufix system allows welders to clamp parts quickly and securely, directly in line with the heat, at a three-dimensional level. Sheet metal is secured on a vacuum plate that requires a very small vacuum surface. Positioning the metal is therefore relatively easy and a lot quicker than it is when using regular clamps.
Additionally, the vacuum clamps are designed so that they can be positioned without getting in the way of welding seams. This, too, makes welding more efficient.
Vakufix comes in two forms:
- A set that incorporates a pump, air chamber, plate or clamping table
- A set with all the accessories that can be customized to work pieces
Suitable for both manual and robotic welding, it incorporates a high-temperature vacuum plate with a stainless steel surface that can be replaced easily.
There are three different Ergofix models to choose from:
- The Ergofix 800 that measures 31.5 x 31.5 inches
- The Ergofix 1000 that measures 39.4 x 39.4 inches
- The Ergofix 1200 that measures 39.4 x 47.2 inches
If you would like to know more about Ergofix, or order, please contact us now. We also offer swiveling welding tables for jigs, and tables for jigs that lift and tilt.