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 accreditation period for Yaskawa Academy extends for five years on all programs offered or created during that time.
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.
Here are some of the advances in tube and pipe welding equipment and accessories that are now available to help shops make money while meeting demands for more complex geometries, tougher materials, faster speed and higher quality.
The Tube and Pipe Weld Monitoring System from Xiris Automation remotely monitors live TIG, plasma or laser welding processes by simultaneously seeing all features of the torch tip and/or weld arc, its surrounding environment and its position relative to the tube/pipe weld seam.
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.