Robotic Welding Services
Automated or robotic arc welding is the technique of using robotic equipment instead of an actual manual welder. Robotic welders are made much differently than a manual arc welder. Automatic arc welding involves high cycles of power using a power source to generate the special kind of electric power required to arc weld. All arc welding is performed using a welding gun or a torch in order to transfer welding current from a cable that goes to the electrode. An electrode feeder is used to feed the consumable or non-consumable electrode wire to the arc.
Since there is not an actual person controlling the part or the welding since it is automated, welding fixtures and work piece manipulators are used to hold the metal parts in place while being welded by a robotic welder. This allows the parts to be moved around at different angles to the part can be welded in specified areas.
The advantages to using an automated arc welder all help to keep cost to a minimum. Some of the benefits of using a robotic welder include:
- Fast cycle rates
- Less human errors
- Fewer scrapped parts
- Cost effective
- Economies of scale