The Advantages of Flux Cored Welding Robots

Jul 25, 2023

Flux cored welding (FCAW) is a welding process that uses a consumable flux electrode that is continuously fed. Integrating this type of welding robot onto your production line will provide you with many advantages. One of the advantages is the ability to be all-position capable.


What is flux cored arc welding?

Flux cored weld­ing, also known as flux cored arc weld­ing or FCAW, is a type of weld­ing where a con­sum­able elec­trode is fed con­tin­u­ous­ly dur­ing the weld­ing process. This elec­trode con­tains flux, hence the name of the weld­ing process.

What is arc welding?

Arc weld­ing fus­es parts togeth­er by using a pow­er sup­ply to gen­er­ate an elec­tric arc” between elec­trodes. Since the arc is an elec­tri­cal cur­rent, it is hot enough to melt the metal.

Ben­e­fits of robot­ic welding

Flux cored weld­ing robots have many advan­tages over oth­er types of weld­ing appli­ca­tions, as well as hav­ing advan­tages over man­u­al flux cored weld­ing processes.

1. All-posi­tion capable

One of the biggest advan­tages that a flux cored weld­ing robot has over oth­er weld­ing process­es, as well as over their human welder coun­ter­parts, is the abil­i­ty to be all-posi­tion capa­ble. There are some weld­ing process­es that are not capa­ble of weld­ing in any posi­tion, but with the right filler met­al, a flux cored weld­ing robot­ic sys­tem has this capa­bil­i­ty. Also, robot­ic flux cored welders have an eas­i­er time fit­ting into tight spaces and weld­ing odd angles than a man­u­al weld­ing process may have.

2. Abil­i­ty to weld dif­fer­ent types of metal

A flux cored arc weld­ing robot is able to weld sev­er­al dif­fer­ent types of met­al, includ­ing some low and mild alloy steels, stain­less steels, nick­el alloys, etc. This makes a robot­ic flux cored welder ver­sa­tile enough to work in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent indus­tries. It is also able to weld thick­er mate­ri­als. These welders also do not require shield­ing gas, which saves mon­ey for the manufacturer.

3. Weld­ing robots are more efficient

Like many oth­er robot­ic sys­tems, flux cored arc welder robots will also speed up the weld­ing appli­ca­tion and improve the accu­ra­cy, which fur­ther improves the fin­ished product.

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