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.
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.
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.
ALM Positioners, Inc., in conjunction with Hawk Technology, will manufacture a branded line of welding and assembly positioners for blue chip manufacturers and distributors.
The company is proud to announce their director of advanced materials and process technologies, Martin Kinsella, received the 2014 All-State Award in the Automotive Manufacturing category.
The strategy is to develop this market for automated welding technology.
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.