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Automation/Robotics

How to Drive Improvement in Your Existing Welding Power Source Fleet

Utilizing external weld monitors that work with any brand of machine and any welding process can help drive productivity and efficiency gains, improve quality, and help reduce costs and lost time. Here are some ways for your shop to generate greater profitability through better information management.
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Automation/Robotics: Articles

Augmented Reality: Finding a Better Way to Screen and Train Welding Applicants

Shops can now create a welding lab experience without a lab by using new technology that simulates various welding processes and blends real-world and computer-generated images into an augmented reality environment for a realistic welding simulation that closely resembles live arc welding – and provides them with an objective means of measuring the skills of each applicant.

Conventional Guns on Through-Arm Robotic Welding Systems: When to Make the Choice

The choice between using a through-arm MIG gun or a conventional gun is sometimes an afterthought on these systems, but there are applications where a conventional gun works better and can significantly impact efficiency, throughput and quality of the finished weld. Knowing how to choose the best option for the job up front is key.

Welding Automation & Robotics

Take a closer look at some of the newest advances in data management, systems integration and automation, robotics and more that can help make your welding operations more productive and profitable.

Considerations for Consumables in Robotic Welding Applications

Did you realize a contact tip often serves as a barometer of the overall effectiveness of the welding process by indicating how optimized it is – or isn’t? To prevent time consuming and costly issues with joint access, here are some important reasons why consumables must be part of the planning process when working with an integrator to design a robotic welding system.

Before You Automate That Welding Operation

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.

 

Automation/Robotics: Industry News

Yaskawa Motoman Names New VP of Sales & Marketing

Doug Burnside is their new vice president of North American sales and marketing.

Lincoln Electric Partners with SmartEquip Network

SmartEquip now provides owners of Lincoln Electric welding equipment with product information and parts support catalogs to maintain their fleet.

Yaskawa Mexico Names New General Manager

Jorge Cosio now leads their strategic direction, sales growth in Mexico, and the operation of their three facilities.

 

Automation/Robotics: Products

High Speed Robotic Laser Welding Systems for Welding, Cladding and 3D Printing

Up to ten times faster than conventional welding, pre-engineered PerformArc laser welding systems from Miller Electric also achieve high deposition rates and low dilution for higher-tier and OEM automotive applications, additive manufacturing, and a variety of oil and gas and overlay jobs.

Laser Welding Made Easy

The TruLaser Robot 5020 from TRUMPF provides for easy, cost effective entry into laser welding of simple sheet metal parts to bent profiles and three-dimensional geometry that is commonly produced on machining centers.

Laser Sensing and Workhorse Robot Cells Improve Weld Quality, Reduce Cycle Times

The AccuFast II laser seam finder and high speed ArcWorld 200 and ArcWorld 500 welding systems from Yaskawa Motoman greatly improve shop welding productivity.
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