Buying a Robotic Welding System

Mar 26, 2024

Automating your welding process is pretty easy due to recent innovations in technology. Robotic welding systems are simple to program and provide you with increased speeds and accuracy. Understanding your application process better will help you choose the perfect robotic welding system.

Robotic welders

In the last three decades, many com­pa­nies have switched from man­u­al weld­ing appli­ca­tions to robot­ic weld­ing sys­tems to increase the speed and qual­i­ty of their pro­duc­tion. How­ev­er, despite the real­i­ty of the robot­ic weld­ing sys­tem boom, many first-time buy­ers are skep­ti­cal about robot­ic automa­tion, giv­en the cost and learn­ing new tech­nol­o­gy. These fears can be eased with a few sim­ple explanations.

What is robot­ic welding?

Robot­ic weld­ing is a process where auto­mat­ed sys­tems per­form weld­ing tasks instead of human oper­a­tors. Indus­tri­al robots equipped with weld­ing tools are pro­grammed to exe­cute weld­ing tasks with pre­ci­sion and consistency.

What are the advan­tages of robot­ic welding?

There are mul­ti­ple ben­e­fits of using robot­ic weld­ing over man­u­al weld­ing. For exam­ple, robot­ic weld­ing sys­tems are eas­i­er than ever to pro­gram. Many have touch screens or Win­dows-based pro­gram­ming on teach pen­dants, which is very user-friend­ly. Most work­ers can learn to pro­gram a robot in 1 – 2 days, mean­ing there won’t be a pause in pro­duc­tion. New inno­va­tion is lead­ing towards col­lab­o­ra­tive robot­ic weld­ing options, which allow the man­u­al mov­ing of the robot from point A to B and push­ing a but­ton on a hand­held pen­dant to pro­gram the robot path. 

Also, since it is not nec­es­sary to ded­i­cate a robot to one sin­gle task on a line, like many machines in the past, the invest­ment in a robot sys­tem will decrease pro­duc­tion costs and the cost of extra equipment.

Cost of a Weld­ing Robot

As far as the cost of a weld­ing robot­ic sys­tem, much like oth­er tech­nol­o­gy over the years, the cost of sys­tems have dropped over the years, while com­pa­nies still con­tin­ue to inno­vate. So, in real­i­ty, a man­u­fac­tur­er is get­ting a bet­ter sys­tem at a cheap­er price than 20 years ago, with updat­ed soft­ware, speed and accuracy.

Addi­tion­al­ly, with a weld­ing robot, you will save time and mon­ey dur­ing production.

Robot­ic Weld­ing Solutions

Robots​.com has over 35 years of expe­ri­ence inte­grat­ing weld­ing robots. Our expe­ri­ence gives us the knowl­edge to help oth­ers select the right robot, pow­er sources, con­trollers, and weld­ing torch­es that are best suit­ed for your spe­cif­ic part type. We know how to max­i­mize through­put based on the prod­uct shape and type of weld need­ed. We also know when some­one will need a sim­ple weld­ing arm or a more cus­tomized weld­ing sys­tem. While robot­ic weld­ing can improve a weld­ing appli­ca­tion, it can­not make up for a poor pro­duc­tion plan or improp­er part han­dling.

We are here to lis­ten to your exact needs and help you build out the right weld­ing robot sys­tem for an opti­mized pro­duc­tion line. We are hap­py to answer any addi­tion­al ques­tions you may have and walk you through the entire process from selec­tion to inte­gra­tion. Con­tact us online or call us at 8777626881 to get started.

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