Industrial Robot Arms Throwing Sparks

Jul 15, 2013

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.

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