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 Ascend16 Program enhances their strategic agreement with priority sales and technical support for integrating Motoman robots into their automation solutions.
These partners now offer custom turnkey automated welding and cutting systems, along with service and support throughout Canada and the U.S.
Mike Cicco is responsible for all of the company’s operations in North and South America.
SafeMove2 from ABB Robotics integrates safety features directly into the robot controller, such as cutting-edge safe speed limits, safe standstill monitoring, safe axis ranges and position, and orientation supervision.
The powerful, flexible, pre-engineered ArcWorld 2000 workcell from Yaskawa Motoman is perfect for low to medium volume shops with a medium to high mix of parts.
The Hobart Filler Metal Selector and Calculator determines the filler metal volume required and more for specific weld joints.