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    What is the Objective of Robotic Welding?

    Nov 5, 2021 3:30:03 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,


    If you do a large amount of welding in your facility, you might wonder if automated welding is a good fit for your operations. That generally depends on your objectives and goals for automation. They differ for every company, but usually encompass three primary areas: efficiency, quality, and workforce management.

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    Choosing the Right Industrial Robot for Your Manufacturing Facility

    Nov 1, 2021 4:49:51 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,

    As the use of robots in manufacturing becomes more commonplace, you've probably given more than just a stray thought to adding one to your facility. And as you started to research them, it likely didn't take long for you to realize that choosing one is not as easy as you thought it might be.

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    Designing the Layout: Robotic Welding Cell Configurations

    Sep 23, 2020 10:59:00 AM / contributions by Mark Miller posted in Welding, Robotic weld cell,

    One of the challenges of planning a new welding automation project is visualizing the equipment layout. There are many configuration options from which to choose. What’s highly efficient in one facility might bog down production in another. It all comes down to your goals and the details of your manufacturing process.

    Here are some things to keep in mind as you design your welding cell.

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    Can Cobots Weld? It’s Better to Ask, “What’s My Welding Application?”

    Sep 16, 2020 10:09:54 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Cobots,

    Robot technology is always evolving to take on new tasks and improve production and quality in manufacturing. Once only seen in the largest plants, industrial welding robots are becoming common in small- to medium-size facilities too.

    In the last few years, there’s been discussion about welding with the latest iteration of robots: collaborative robots, or "cobots". In fact, last year’s FABTECH show included exhibits of mobile welding systems that can move around the shop to the point of need. Still other examples include cobot arms that can be outfitted with a welding torch, which can be swapped out for a gripper or other end-of-arm tool and redeployed for other tasks.

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    Robotic Welding System Design: A Need-to-Know Guide for Automated Welding

    Apr 16, 2020 3:23:38 PM / contributions by Mark Miller posted in Welding, Robotic weld cell, Manufacturing Processes, Automation Equipment,

    To implement automation in welding effectively and maximize your ROI, you need to approach it as a system, not merely a torch-wielding robotic arm standing in for a human welder. Thinking about the flow of parts into the welding cell, how they’re fixtured and welded, and where they’re transferred next may present opportunities to boost efficiency, save space, or open up production bottlenecks.

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