Automation of industrial processes has been going on for many decades and it is hard to imagine a modern industry without numerically programmed machines at the moment. Metalworking is one of the industries that can be robotized exceptionally well.
More and more companies in this industry decide to robotize the welding process. Robotic welding allows you to increase efficiency, guarantees repeatability, quality and savings. It allows you to obtain precise and quick results, reduce the amount of waste and improve work safety. It also allows you to deal with the problem of the shortage of specialized employees on the market.
Welding is a difficult art, so good welders are valued on the labor market. And although the implementation of a welding robot in the production process seems to be quite a costly process, in the long run it leads to significant savings, enables production increase and enterprise development.
Advantages of robotic welding:
- high quality of the welds allowing to significantly reduce the time of the weld grinding process
- great repeatability of the welding process
- possibility of welding with MIG, MAG and TIG methods
- minimization of the consumption of welding materials
- lower employee costs
- increasing production efficiency
- minimization of production costs – increasing the competitiveness of products
- easy reprogramming and conversion of the station for the production of other metal elements
- raising standards and work safety
- shortening the time of order fulfillment
These are just some of the many advantages of robotic welding. Additionally, the robot can monitor the welding process and welding non-conformities. Robot downtime is eliminated – when the robot is welding at one welding station, the welded parts are disassembled on the other and new parts are prepared for welding.
A modern welding robot enables robotic welding of materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, structural steel, aluminum alloys and some plastics.