Robotic tube and automated pipe welding continue to grow in popularity. Take a quick look at the main reasons why:
1. New Technologies
Welding awkwardly-shaped piping and tubing can prove very difficult, even for a robotic welder. But recent developments in robotic technologies have paved the way for sophisticated robotic pipe welding solutions. Some of the latest enhancements include:
Robotic arms offer unmatched dexterity and reach. While manual pipe and tube welding often requires frequent stops and starts for repositioning the torch, robots can realign without pausing. Hard-to-reach angles and orbital welds are also less taxing for industrial robots.
3. Weld Quality
Robots are able to perform top quality welds with higher deposition levels and consistency, even at awkward angles. With robotic pipe and tube welding the thermal impact is lessene d as well, minimizing distortion and the need for later corrections.
Simply put, robotic pipe and tube welding is more reliable. With fully automated or even hybrid robot and manual pipe welding, there are fewer mistakes and defects. This in turn saves time and materials. Automated welding robots produce consistent pipe weld quality and throughput every time.