Defence

Manufacturers in the defence industry have come to expect the best performing robotic solutions available globally.

Mexx Engineering® anticipates further demand in advance manufacturing within the Australian Defence industry. The business is in the process of enhancing its capability to support the Australian Defence sector. With the aims of building a well-placed technologically advanced home-grown defence capability, the initiatives of the Defence Industry Policy Statement are being considered.  

Mexx Engineering® can streamline the defence industry using innovative and versatile systems such as:

Our top-of-the-line robotic systems can accelerate and streamline all these processes through:

The implementation of robotic automation within the defence industry offers incredible potential for improved safety, quality and productivity.

With strategically placed automated robotic systems, defence equipment will enhance the defence ability to manufacture quality, reliable, and consistent end product. A fully automated machine is advantageous, especially in improving speed, efficiency and repeatability. 

View our capability statement v1.4 here.

View defence quad chart v2 here.


 

Robotic Weld Cell 

The Robotic Weld Cell performs robotic welding on a fixed table (FX) or in a rotating unit (RD). The rotary unit reorients the product during the welding process. The system ensures the operator is protected from weld arc. The system operates automatically ensuring maximum production output. The robot is always welding while you unload finished products and load new parts.

KEY FEATURES OF MEXX WELD CELL:

  • Rotary axis coordinated with a welding robot
  • Various Fronius power source options to suit customer's requirement
  • TCS with Bulls-eye - for torch service & calibration
  • Notification light tower and alarm to notify the operator of the cell status and material outages.
  • Operator interface through Robot Teach Pendant.
  • System contains fixed part loading locations for each of the parts to be welded
  • System safety interlocked and guarded as per Australian and New Zealand Standards

Robotic Weld Cell (Video)

 

MexxWeld RD-RD-K 2600 (Slideshow)

MexxWeld RD-RD-K 1520 (Slideshow)

MexxWeld FX-RD (Slideshow)

Robotic Paint Booth

The Robotic Paint Booth is a complete painting facility. The robotic system can monitor and control the paint consistency and spray area. A fully automated product handling system manages the product through all painting, handling, and baking process.

KEY FEATURES OF A ROBOTIC PAINT BOOTH SYSTEM

  • ABB Robot
  • Integrated bake oven
  • Custom spray booth with dry medium air filtration
  • Temperature controlled paint booth to maintain consistent paint environment all year round
  • The integrated automatic indexing system
  • Notification light tower and alarm to notify the operator of the cell status and material outages.
  • Operator interface through HMI
  • System safety interlocked and guarded as per Australian and New Zealand Standards

Robotic Paint Booth

Robotic Paint Booth (Slideshow)

Robotic Paint Booth (As Installed Video)

Vision System

The Vision System checks the orientation and quality of a product. It inspects the product for damage and determines how to handle it. A dedicated feeding system that automatically spaces the product can be added as an option.

KEY FEATURES OF THE VISION SYSTEM:

  • 5” touch screen for operation and production information
  • 20” Display and roller trackball for camera system control and setup
  • Light tower for status indication
  • PLC Controlled - Independent floor mounted frame for stability
  • Central control via HMI
  • System safety interlocked and guarded as per Australian and New Zealand Standards

Vision System (Video)

Vision System (Aluminium)

Vision System (Stainless Steel)