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Automation/Robotics

Automation is the individual use or integrated configuration of computer software, machines or other technologies ranging from fully mechanical systems to fully virtual networks, very simple to intensely complex in functionality, to carry out a task that would typically be done by a human worker. Robotics is a segment of automation involving a machine (robot) capable of making independent movements programmed to perform complex tasks ranging from simple handling of parts to full machine tending, welding, grinding and other operations typically performed by a human worker.

5 Common Questions About Implementing a Robotic Welding System

Tregaskiss welding tips

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play go a long way toward improving quality and optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Establish a thorough pre-implementation plan and monitor key issues to get the most of your investment.

Automation/Robotics: Articles

5 Common Questions About Implementing a Robotic Welding System

Tregaskiss welding tips

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play go a long way toward improving quality and optimizing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Establish a thorough pre-implementation plan and monitor key issues to get the most of your investment.

Proper cable and consumables selection and tool center point (TCP) control play...

A Primer on Cobotic Welding

Lincoln Electric

More than 20% of commercial welding in the United States is done by a robot, a percentage that will grow as fabricators look for ways to streamline production. Collaborative robots (cobots) make automation a cost-effective proposition even for small shops.

More than 20% of commercial welding in the United States is done...

When (and How) to Automate Sheet Metal Welding

TRUMPF TruArc Weld 1000

Cobotic welding systems occupy the gap between fast and heavy  industrial robots and manual welding. They also challenge the paradigm that welding automation is strictly a high-volume game.

Cobotic welding systems occupy the gap between fast and heavy  industrial robots...

Maximize Your Investment in a Welding Cobot

Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics, collaborative robot, cobot

A collaborative robot (cobot) welds more efficiently, more consistently, and has a longer reach than its human counterparts. Here’s what to consider as you shop for a model that will boost your operation’s throughput and quality.

A collaborative robot (cobot) welds more efficiently, more consistently, and has a...

Flexible Robotic Welding System Reduces Nonvalue-Added Labor by 60%

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ACS Industries

U.S.-based ACS Industries had a lock on the market for standard attachments – buckets, forks, blades, etc. – for construction equipment, but needed to cost-effectively fabricate specialized implements for related markets. Six-axis robotic welding clinched $1.5 million in new business while lowering labor costs 60%.

U.S.-based ACS Industries had a lock on the market for standard attachments...
Automation/Robotics: Products

PC Software Maximizes Weld Flaw Detector’s Capabilities

Flexible and customizable WeldSight software for Olympus’ OmniScan X3 phased array flaw detector saves time and effort. In addition to advanced screening capabilities, the program enables inspectors to quickly optimize multiple tools for analyzing complex geometries.

Flexible and customizable WeldSight software for Olympus’ OmniScan X3 phased array flaw...

Monitor Ensures Oxide-Free Titanium Welds in Automated Applications

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Huntingdon’s PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’ updated PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor is equipped with PurgeNet. The networking device connects to smart accessories including the drive system for automatic welders and orbital welders and a light accessory for visual warning.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques’ updated PurgEye 500 Desk weld purge monitor is equipped...

Compact Cladding Cell Accommodates Diameters Up To 3.25 Feet

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Fronius Compact Cladding Cell

Fronius has taken a simple, compact solution for cladding applications on smaller parts and developed it for larger tasks. The all-in-one cell’s controls support two processes: TIG hot wire and a two-wire SpeedClad Twin process that’s three times faster.

Fronius has taken a simple, compact solution for cladding applications on smaller...
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