No shop can benefit from welding automation if the operation simply consists of moving a bottleneck from one department into another. To avoid missing out on the overall productivity and efficiency a robotic weld cell can deliver, these four challenges must be addressed before automating the welding operation.
Through-arm robotic MIG guns don’t require a mounting arm like conventional robotic MIG guns do. They provide a smaller work envelope that is ideal for working in tight spaces. Here are the top factors in selecting, installing and maintaining a through-arm robotic MIG gun.
We can now measure, store and analyze up to 7.5 million weld sessions per day. By automating functions that were once done manually, a shop can save countless hours and provide real transparency into their drivers of productivity, quality and cost control.
By providing archived data that can be used to lower costs, a welding information management system helps improve the productivity and quality gains offered by automation. This technology helps shops make the most out of their investment in welding automation, increase their competitiveness in the marketplace, and improve their profitability.
Pipe shops now use electronic dashboards to replace pieces of paper that once traveled with spool joints across the floor and through the weld testing process.
The Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation has ordered a $1.8 million SL-8600 hybrid laser/MIG system based on Cartesian machine tool motion for laser welding, additive manufacturing and more.
The accreditation period for Yaskawa Academy extends for five years on all programs offered or created during that time.
The Ascend16 Program enhances their strategic agreement with priority sales and technical support for integrating Motoman robots into their automation solutions.
The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the equipment, power sources, positioners, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Welding Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.
The PCC-1 Pipe Coupon Cutting Machine from Bug-O Systems cuts pipe to a desired length or bevels the edge of a pipe for weld prep.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe welding equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.