Industrial Robot Arms Throwing Sparks

Robotic welding arms are able to speed up the manufacturing process while also providing high levels of accuracy and precision. The benefits of a robotic welding arm will provide more consistent results on your production line when compared to manual welding. It is also possible to put multiple robotic arms on a system to help weld one or more parts at the same time.


While there are sev­er­al dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions that indus­tri­al robot arms per­form, one of the main appli­ca­tions com­mon­ly used by sev­er­al dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers is welding.

Indus­tri­al weld­ing robot arms are mechan­i­cal arms with 4 – 6 joints that are used to per­form sev­er­al dif­fer­ent kinds of weld­ing like arc weld­ing and spot weld­ing. These weld­ing appli­ca­tions were once com­plete­ly per­formed by humans, but with the intro­duc­tion of indus­tri­al robot­ic arms, more and more indus­tries have turned to automation.

The use of indus­tri­al robot­ic arm welders did not take off until the 1980s, when sev­er­al dif­fer­ent auto­mo­tive com­pa­nies start­ed buy­ing them up to keep up with the com­pe­ti­tion. With a robot­ic welder, a car can be weld­ed and assem­bled at a much faster rate than when it was com­plete­ly done by hand.

There are sev­er­al advan­tages to using an indus­tri­al robot­ic weld­ing arm, as opposed to man­u­al weld­ing tech­niques. These arms speed up pro­duc­tion, as men­tioned above. Some indus­tri­al robot­ic arm sys­tems can have mul­ti­ple arms weld­ing on one or more parts simultaneously.

Along with speed, weld­ing with an indus­tri­al robot arm also brings a lev­el of accu­ra­cy and pre­ci­sion that can­not be achieved by a human arm. This unwa­ver­ing abil­i­ty to pro­duce supe­ri­or welds is one of the main rea­sons these welders are so popular.

By invest­ing in indus­tri­al robot­ic arms, man­u­fac­tur­ers can also reduce down­time. These arms do not need days off, breaks, lunch­es or vaca­tion time. They can, in the­o­ry, run 24÷7÷365 until they need to be replaced or refurbished.

While they may throw a few sparks, indus­tri­al robot arm welders are def­i­nite­ly worth the investment.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, has many indus­tri­al robot­ic arm welders avail­able for cus­tomiza­tion and pur­chase. If you are inter­est­ed in automat­ing your weld­ing process, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

Jul 15, 2013