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Robotic Welding Systems: Myth vs Reality

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jul 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

A couple months ago, we posted Automated Welding : Myth vs Reality, an article exploring some common misconceptions about Welding Automation. As a follow-up to that post, and by special request, Matt has added to this series and provided us with a narrower look at Robotic Welding Automation: Myth vs Reality. Continue reading below to learn more about some of the misconceptions and facts about Robotic welding automation!

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, IRCO Automation, Robotic Welding, Automated Welding System Features

Components of an Automated Welding System

Posted by Steve Bogie on Jun 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Did you ever watch that show on the Discovery channel or Science Channel called How It's Made? They would take some of the most random items, such as aluminum foil, contact lenses, glasses, pistons, etc., and in a quick episode breakdown how the basics of how it was manufactured. A lot of the products were made with some sort of automated system.....But did you ever wonder while watching, "How on Earth does that system work?" Maybe you'd wondered that same question about automated welding systems...."How on Earth does that work?" In this post, our guest writer, Steve, breaks down the 4 key components of an Automated Welding System. Read further to learn more!

Sections in this post: 

  1. Weld Equipment
  2. Part Positioning 
  3. Placement of the Weld Torch
  4. Control System
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Topics: Welding Automation, IRCO Automation, Automated Welding System Features

Hard Vs Robotic Welding Automation - What's the Difference

Posted by Matthew Smith on May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Ready to "level up" your knowledge about Welding Automation? When choosing which type of system to go with, clarity to determine the best fit can come from knowing and understanding your goals and ROI. But when you have the choice between Hard or Robotic automation - a lot of questions might come up. Which is better for you? Is one type safer? Is one more expensive?

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, IRCO Automation, Robotic Welding, Automated Welding System Features

4 Reasons to Include Weld Cameras on your Automated Welding System

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Mar 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The choice of whether or not to include a weld camera in the design of an automated welding system is one of the quickest and easiest decisions for some of our customers. But do you have any idea why?

In this post, we’ll explore 4 of the key benefits of using weld cameras and why you should consider integrating them onto your automated welding system.

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, Robotic Welding, Automated Welding System Features, Weld Camera

Welding Automation and Safety: What you need to know

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Feb 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Read further to learn about ways to help reduce the risks associated with welding automation. We break it down into two sections or "rules" :  

  1. Safety built into the design
  2. Training as an investment  

 

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, Robotic Welding, Automated Welding System Features

Automated Reaming Stations: A Simple Addition to Maximize Productivity

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Feb 1, 2021 12:26:09 PM

Automated reamers, or nozzle cleaning stations, help maximize the productivity of robotic welding systems. In this video and blog post we will talk about the importance of reaming the torch head on your system and a solution we’ve integrated into one of our linear welding robots to help maximize efficiency.

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, Robotic Welding, Automated Welding System Features, Automated Reaming Station