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Manufacturers across the globe are keeping their welding nozzles clean and their productivity maximized by integrating a torch cleaning station (also known as a reamer) onto their production line. Welding applications are messy, so cleaning stations are imperative. Many Benefits: Reamers have countless benefits that help to improve overall efficiency and weld quality.

Welding titanium is still considered an uncommon process because titanium applications are only used for specialized niches where its unique properties make it the preferred selection when considering the lifetime cost of the structure. But with a proper understanding of the requirements and adaptation of equipment and techniques, welding-titanium becomes feasible and rewarding.

Nickel and Cobalt Alloys:Nickel and Cobalt base alloys are two heat-resisting welding materials that are often grouped together because they are used for similar purposes. From heat resistance to corrosion resistance, Nickel and Cobalt base alloys, also known as the super-alloys, are the most important of the heat-resisting class.

Welding magnesium is performed for primary manufacturing or repair.PropertiesMagnesium alloys with a density of about 1.74 g per cubic centimeter (0.063 lb. per cu in.), when in cast form alloyed with Aluminum, Manganese, Rare Earths, Thorium, Zinc or Zirconium, display high strength to weight ratio making them materials of choice whenever weight reduction is important or when it is imperative to reduce inertial forces (for rapidly moving machine parts).

Aluminum is the most difficult alloy to weld. Aluminum oxide melts at 3700oF, compared to aluminum which melts at 1200oF. Because of this, aluminum oxide should be thoroughly cleaned from the surface before welding. Aluminum comes in heat-treatable and non-heat treatable alloys. Heat treatable aluminum alloys get their strength through a process called aging. Significant decrease in tensile strength can occur when welding aluminum due to over-aging.

Copper and copper alloys offer a unique combination of material properties that make them ideal for many manufacturing environments. They are widely used because of their excellent electrical and thermal conductivities, outstanding resistance to corrosion, ease of fabrication, good strength and fatigue resistance. Other useful characteristics include spark resistance, metal-to-metal wear resistance, low-permeability properties, and distinctive color.

For over two decades, RobotWorx experts have listened, studied, and learned what would make the best, most efficient workcell for our customer's production lines.  We have used this knowledge and experience to create our own line of customizable RobotWorx workcells.  Throughout the entire process we have focused on quality solutions at a lower price, offering both new and reconditioned robots, workcells, and parts.

Stamping is a forming process performed on sheet metal by a series of stamping stations used to produce mass quantities of finished products. The stamping process is the forming of metal made out of sheets containing Steel, Aluminum, Zinc, Nickel, Titanium, and Brass. The sheet metal is formed into preset shapes in a stamping press.  The tool and die is the component of the press that forms parts when the sheet metal is inserted.

Welding defects are something that manufacturers try to avoid at all costs. When a robotic welder produces defects during the welding process, it can cut down on the integrity of the weld, which can take away from the quality of the product. That is why it is important to understand how to troubleshoot your robotic system if you see welding defects.Porosity is one of the most common welding defects.

Safety equipment is an essential part of any robotic system or work cell to ensure the protection of your workers while your robot is in motion. There are a variety of safety options on the market today that will keep workers safe – physical barriers like fencing, arc glare shield and dividers, as well as invisible barriers like light curtains and area scanners.Fencing, Arc Glare Shields and DividersThese are the most common safety option.

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