Welding robotics helping to maintain railway systems

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.

Welding robotics helping to maintain railway systems


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.

RobotWorx provides automation solutions from Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Universal Robots, and KUKA, as well as many other companies that produce industrial robotic welding arms and workcells, assists manufacturers find the right robotic welding solution for their industry.

Whether you are part of the railway industry, or one of the several other industries, RobotWorx is here to help you design the most efficient, accurate and productive robotic welder or workcell for your application. Contact us today at 877-762-6881, and speak to one of our sales team members about your company’s future with welding automation.