Speed, Accuracy and Safety – the advantages of welding cells

Jul 16, 2013

Automated welding cells offer companies many advantages, but there are three big ones that stick out, speed, accuracy, and safety. Robotic welders are faster than manual welders and can produce greater accuracy, resulting in superior welds. Safety also increases when a welding robot is integrated onto the production line as it reduces the exposure to an unsafe work environment.


Sev­er­al indus­tries uti­lize auto­mat­ed weld­ing, and many of them use weld­ing cells to fur­ther inte­grate their weld­ing sys­tem. These robot­ic weld­ing cells have many advan­tages. How­ev­er, three advan­tages stand out over the oth­ers – speed, accu­ra­cy and safety.

The speed of robot weld cells is a giv­en. Robot­ic welders are faster than man­u­al appli­ca­tions whether inte­grat­ed on a line or in a cell. And by fur­ther com­bin­ing process­es, and stream­lin­ing pro­duc­tion for a robot­ic weld cell, the speed of pro­duc­tion will only increase.

Increased accu­ra­cy is what keeps com­pa­nies ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion. Supe­ri­or welds and pre­ci­sion pro­duces a bet­ter prod­uct, and a bet­ter prod­uct increas­es rev­enue for the com­pa­ny. Man­u­fac­tur­ers can enhance their accu­ra­cy through the instal­la­tion of a robot weld cell. The robot­ic welders have a stead­ier hand than man­u­al applications.

Safe­ty is a huge issue in man­u­fac­tur­ing today. Because of the tedious, and some­times injury-induc­ing, work on a pro­duc­tion line, man­u­fac­tur­ers must give work­ers breaks and lunch­es dur­ing the work day, along with days off. This lev­el of down­time decreas­es the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of the line while increas­ing safe­ty by ensur­ing that work­ers are ful­ly rest­ed. Robots, includ­ing those with­in weld­ing cells, do not need the rest allot­ted to human work­ers. These robots could, in the­o­ry, run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with­out a break.

Anoth­er safe­ty mea­sure in robot­ic weld­ing cells is that the cells close off human work­ers from cross­ing into the work area of the robot dur­ing oper­a­tion. Usu­al­ly there are safe­ty light cur­tains, pres­sure mats, safe­ty fenc­ing and inter­lock­ing doors avail­able to keep work­ers at a safe dis­tance while the robot is per­form­ing their appli­ca­tion with­in the weld­ing cell.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, has sev­er­al weld­ing cells avail­able for pur­chase and cus­tomiza­tion. Robots​.com helps cus­tomers find the per­fect weld­ing cell to fit their facil­i­ty and application.

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