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.
Dean Elkins is honored with the 2016 Engelberger Robotics Award for leadership in the robotics industry.
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.
Take a closer look at some of the welding technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.
The space-saving RTE 499-S compact robotic welding cell from igm Robotic Systems features new control generation RCE with programming teach pendant K6.
The Heavyweight MDS from BUG-O Systems lifts upward of 180 lb in the vertical Z-axis direction without the need of additional gearboxes or other load sharing devices.