Here are four key strategies that will help welding managers, particularly those new to the job, keep their shops competitive by increasing their production while keeping costs low and quality on par.
This agreement expands Lincoln’s automation footprint to include the industry’s first trackless automated arc welding and cutting solution.
Their automated medium-frequency welder from Ideal Welding is one of only five in the world, and the only one outside of Germany.
Launched with 59 employees as a niche player in North America, the company has grown into a leading force in the American robot industry.
The interaction between the operator and a robotic welding system can be improved by centralizing operations into one user interface.
Beyond the field or jobsite, the benefits of remote control technologies in fabrication settings can be sizeable: more time spent welding and less time moving around; better welds resulting in less rework; and fewer cables to string and manage in the work area.
ESAB offers the Swift Arc SL side-load robotic cell with new tandem Swift Arc Transfer MIG welding and the Hydrocut LX combination waterjet and plasma cutting system.
Ideal for vocational schools or fab shops, the LiveArc™ Welding Performance Management System from Miller Electric recruits, screens, trains and manages welding trainee performance via a live welding arc by using advanced motion-tracking technology for critical feedback to improve welding skills and provide better, faster, more cost-effective results than traditional training methods.
The fifth VRTEX® Extensions™ software upgrade from Lincoln Electric includes a lap joint weld coupon with support for mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel in the virtual welding simulation environment – increasing the number of available and supported welds on the system from 105 to 141.