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Addressing poor weld quality, failures, and rework takes longer and costs more to resolve as a part moves through the welding process. Follow these seven rules of thumb to enhance your operation’s throughput.
Robotic welding is no longer just for low-mix, high-volume production. Robot manufacturers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to develop “smart” systems that quickly and easily handle both programming and welding.
At 452 square feet, Kemper’s WallMaster offers the largest filter surface in entry-level wall-mounted units. The fume extraction unit is easy to combine with collection devices from various manufacturers, and can be retrofit in existing extraction technology.
Being sprayed with searing-hot drops of melted metal is one aspect of the job no welder relishes. Following these five productivity, quality, and cost-saving tips will produce better-looking welds with less mess.
Designed for use with submerged arc, TIG and MIG welding applications, Koike Aronson’s Cricket-II manipulator features a load capacity of 500 pounds, CAM roller guidance, and through-the-boom cable management.
Robotic welding is much more common for automotive applications than structural steel, where beam weight and variability vastly complicate handling and programming. To combat skilled-labor shortages, a North Carolina fabricator is using PC-controlled hardware that automates programming.
With a CE model and 20 additional languages, Lincoln Electric’s PIPEFAB welding system can be used anywhere in the world. Software enhancements including HyperFill mode expand utility and usability for operators and shop managers tracking overall performance.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT’s blue-tipped MultiStrike tungsten electrodes eliminate the health risk related to radiotoxic thoriated tungsten electrodes without compromising welding performance. They also last longer and offer better arc-striking characteristics.
Manufacturers that use EWM AG’s ewm Xnet digital data management software are able to meet product liability requirements with minimal effort. The program works with virtually any brand of power source and welding machine.
Amada Weld Tech’s MM-L300A laser weld monitor improves weld performance by giving operators real-time feedback on production errors such as gaps between parts, missing parts, over-penetration, incorrect focus, and cover gas absence. The unit’s software simplifies setup and analysis.
Contact tips may be tiny, but using the wrong type or replacing them too soon can have a huge impact on productivity. Here’s what to consider to improve results and save money by properly matching tip type to application.
Factory Robots Hit Record 2.7 Million Globally
New installations have been down in the U.S., Europe, and China, due to slowdowns in automotive and electrical/electronic sectors, and Covid isn’t helping –– nevertheless, the number of industrial robots operating today has never been higher.
CenterLine Receives 2020 National Manufacturing Leadership Award
The company’s robotics simulations draw winning accolades in NAM’s Engineering and Production Technology category.