What would better welding look like for your operations? That’s what Force Design delivers with custom, turnkey, comprehensive automated welding systems.
Automating some or all of your welding processes brings you closer to production goals and solves operational challenges by:
No two products or companies are the same, and that’s why each robotic welding system we design and build is also unique. Our team works with you to understand your materials, up- and downstream processes, worker skill sets, and production challenges. That information guides design and equipment decisions. The result is an efficient welding set up that’s customized to your needs.
It’s possible to automate most types of welding and most welding applications; however, some may be more practical to implement than others.
A good rule of thumb is to identify components or processes that are error-prone, that take time away from more critical manual welding work, that contribute to bottlenecks, or are simply repetitive and dull for workers. These are often great candidates for robotic welding.
A robotics integrator with specific welding knowledge, like the Force Design team, can develop a turnkey welding system for:
Robotic welding is suitable for many types of components as well, including sheet metal, tubes, simple or complex shapes, and those made from aluminum or mild or stainless steel. It’s also possible to program the power supply and robotic arm for precise parameters and movements.
Because of their ability to repeat the same work instructions over and over, robotic welding is efficient and greatly reduces common defects like porosity, brittleness, cracking, slag inclusions, burn through, distortion, incomplete fusion or penetration, undercutting or overlapping, or poor aesthetics.
Welding is one of the most popular applications for robots in manufacturing. In fact, about half of all manufacturing robots are doing welding work. Typical applications include:
Chances are your welding application can be automated, too.
No two systems are identical and there are many options when it comes to equipment, sensors, and safety mechanisms. But there are common types of equipment that go into most.
At Force Design, we build turnkey welding systems that are comprehensive for your process – not merely a robotic arm with a torch. This includes:
Most importantly, because our team has years of experience with both robotics and welding, including common defects and critical parameters, we can select the right equipment for your needs. That means you can focus on the welding process and we’ll “translate” it into an automated system with exactly the components you need and none that you don’t.
You’ll get more than just high-quality welding from an automated system. We offer capabilities that bring extra value so you can optimize bigger picture efficiency, too. For example: