The compact laser cell combines two loading positions with sliding doors and one laser welding robot. During loading at one position the robot welds at the other. 4 laser tight sliding doors allow the operator to load at one position while the robot welds at the other. This concept is operator-friendly as there is no need for the operator to walk into the cell. Shorter interchange times are also realized resulting in higher output. Accuracy can be achieved as the jigs do not travel in a index table high welding position.