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KUKA, an acronym for Keller und Knappich Augsburg,  specializes in the manufacturing of industrial robots and automation solutions. A little history to better understand the meaning of the name. KUKA was founded in 1898, in Augsburg, Germany by Johann Josef Keller and Jacob Knappich.

FANUC is an acronym for ‘Factory Automation Numerical Control.’ It is one of the largest robotic companies on the globe. In 2014, it supplied the North and South Americas alone with the installation of over 240,000 robots. FANUC also develops controls and vision products that aid in the development and integration of automation.

Welding is a process where two materials are fused together through heating, intermixing, and then cooling the materials and/or a filler to form a strong join. From arc welding to spot welding, new and used welding robots are typically used in welding processes where the weld required is repetitive and quality and speed are crucial.  Robotic welding is an automated process that increases efficiency, consistency, and your ROI.

A robot weld is an effective way to join metal together. Robots are extremely reliable and efficient at repetitive welding tasks. A robot weld results in a higher quality weld by eliminating variables that disrupt the weld quality. Robotic welding is a way to increase profits and reduce costs associated with manufacturing products.

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.

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