Robotic spot welding is one of the most common uses for robot welding systems today. Spot welding robots are used in several different industries, including the automotive, aerospace, rail and defense industries. Robotic spot welders are consistent and reliable, while also contributing a higher level of speed and accuracy to the application.
Spot welding is not an easy job, especially when it is performed manually. Spot welding guns are heavy and awkward, and it can be difficult for a welder to reach certain angles. With the help of robotic spot welding systems, this is no longer a problem for many manufacturers. Spot welding robotics are able to reach those difficult welding angles because of extended reach and rotation abilities.
Like many other types of applications taken over by robots, spot welding can be a dangerous application for workers. While burns are always a concern when working with an application like welding, there is also the issue of arc glare, which can damage the eyes, and welding fumes, which can cause issues for the respiratory system. An investment in a robotic spot welder will take the worker away from the dangerous area, and put them behind the robot as an operator. This also allows the worker to learn new, marketable skills. It is a win-win for the employer and the employee – increased production, decreased production interruptions and better skills.
Are you interested in possibly buying a new or used robotic spot welding system? If so, RobotWorx is the place to call. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, KUKA and ABB. Our staff will work with you to build the perfect new or used system for your application and budget.