Robot welding replaces the traditional welding method which is sometimes described as unclean, dusty, and hazardous process. In order to minimise hard working conditions, human labour may be replaced by a robot.
Robot welding is the most frequently used automated manufacturing technology. The technology using robots has a range of benefits which speak in its favour. One of the main factors is the growth of the whole production efficiency level. Due to the growth of welds quality and the accessibility of a welding station, the efficiency grows. Welding robots do not show human imperfection, their use reduces the risk of necessary modifications, and eliminate defects caused by human body fatigue. Moreover, robotised work enables a greater control of welding process parameters. These advantages of robotised welding are directly related to cost saving. Material cost reduction may lead to a company achieving 10-20% savings.
Robotised welding does not only result in economic benefits. Robotised technology also means prestige. Therefore we are proud to belong to a group of companies whose machinery base is equipped in modern welding robots.
Benefits of robot welding:
- Efficiency and repeatability
Work performed by robots assures constant level of efficiency 24 hours a day. A robot works with unchanging efficiency which is significant in the production process. Robotised welding also guarantees high repeatability. Welds made by a machine are identical, that is why they may be used in a serial production.
Welding robots are machines which demonstrate flexibility. The device is controlled by a programme which may be adjusted to the user’s needs. By changing a control software, welding robots effortlessly adjust to new generation technologies.
Thanks to modern robots, equipped in tables and mounting parts, mounting a couple of elements simultaneously is possible, that is why robotised stations are also capable of implementing complicated shapes.
- Automated Control
Modern welding robots are equipped in software enabling manufacturing process control. The software makes tracking and saving the process parameters in real time possible. Robot’s software includes the function of correcting errors automatically in case of undesired interaction with the environment. This function allows restoring initial settings automatically.
A number of complex activities (such as welding with weaving, for example) forces the choice of the course type and providing the course’s amplitude and period. A welding robot on an ongoing basis automatically counts the trajectory in order to perform these activities properly.
- Minimisation of staff training costs
Welding technologies constantly change that is why regular update of knowledge is important. A company faces the challenge of following new technologies. Continuous training on new technologies may generate enormous costs. Proper staff training takes much more time than restarting the machine.
- Minimisation of welding consumables costs
Robotised welding minimises the quantity of welding consumables consumption thanks to precise and suitably thick welds. A robot performs a joint in a shorter time and consumes less material at the same time. Moreover, welding performed by a machine generates less spatters and welding consumables waste.
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