Welding robotics helping to maintain railway systems

Apr 21, 2013

Robotic welding cells are now able to be transported on site to help increase the flexibility and versatility of their application reach, as seen with railway systems. Many railway systems are moving to automated solutions to not only increase the track life but also to decrease the overall costs.


Train move­ments on rail­way tracks cause mas­sive wear and tear over a short peri­od of time. Recon­di­tion­ing and replac­ing those cross­ing sys­tems used to back up traf­fic and stretch out over weeks, using many man­pow­er hours.

Now, with the help of trans­portable robot­ic weld­ing cells, the repair process takes less than a day and only two peo­ple and no block­ing of traf­fic. Robot­ic weld­ing increas­es the life of the tracks and cross­ing, mak­ing the process not only time effec­tive, but cost effec­tive as well.

Weld­ing robot­ics is not only applied to the rails though. It is also applied to the man­u­fac­tur­ing of the trains them­selves. Robot­ic weld cells can com­plete appli­ca­tions on wag­ons and chas­sis, side plates, bog­gies, as well as seats and track-side enclosures.

Many rail­way com­pa­nies are mov­ing toward weld­ing automa­tion to not only cut down on labor costs, but also to increase the life of their prod­ucts and keep from incon­ve­nienc­ing the pub­lic with blockages.

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Whether you are part of the rail­way indus­try, or one of the sev­er­al oth­er indus­tries, Robots​.com is here to help you design the most effi­cient, accu­rate and pro­duc­tive robot­ic welder or work­cell for your appli­ca­tion. Con­tact us today at 8777626881, and speak to one of our sales team mem­bers about your company’s future with weld­ing automa­tion.

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