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.
Because of its low cost and ease of use, laser touch sense is quickly growing in popularity to locate weld joints and parts that are moving in location relative from one part to the next.
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Getting started with a robotic welding automation project may seem like a daunting task at first. But by breaking the project into steps and evaluating a complete solution, you will achieve success by selecting the best robotic welding integrator for your specific operations. Here's how to do it.
As automation sweeps through the welding industry, the need for weld data beyond just productivity and quality metrics increases. Basic welding information systems provide the operator with real-time information to drive continuous improvement during the actual fabrication of a component. As with any investment in the welding operation, consulting a trusted power source manufacturer or welding distributor is a good first step in determining the most appropriate technology to meet a company’s needs.
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.
WRA technology from Parker Hannifin retains water in the system when activated allowing for a dry tip change to reduce weld cell down time associated with clean up and protect machines and operators from hazardous weld water.