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Automated Welding: Myth VS Reality

Posted by Matthew Smith on Apr 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

What comes to mind when you hear the term Automated Welding System? Notions of inaccessibly high-tech or financially impractical systems are a common misconception that may lead manufacturers to overlook game-changing equipment and radical process improvement.

But how can we separate these skeptical first impressions from the reality of modern-era automated systems? In this blog, we’d like to use our industry knowledge and experience to address and break-down some of the most common myths and misconceptions about automated welding systems.

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Topics: Welding Automation, Weld Positioning Equipment, IRCO Automation, Robotic Welding, Production Monitoring

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

NEWS: Where does Weld Production Monitoring Fit into Recovery and Reinvention?

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Oct 16, 2020 12:11:46 PM

Weld Production Monitoring in a time of Recovery and Reinvention

Where and how does weld production monitoring fit into recovery and reinvention? Recently our team explore this topic in a feature article for WELD: Canadian Welding & Lifestyle Magazine's Fall 2020 issue. 
Click the link below to read more!

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Topics: Welding Automation, Welding, Robotic Welding, Production Monitoring

Quick Guide: Automated Beam Welding Systems

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Jul 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Our team at IRCO Automation has had the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced beam manufacturing companies in the nation and one thing we've noticed is that all of them share similar key pain-points that they're looking to welding automation to help solve:  

  • needing to maintain a consistent weld profile
  • needing consistent welding process parameters
  • minimizing beam deflection due to heat
  • overcoming beam deflection during welding
As talk of infrastructure renewal is fresh on everyone's minds, we thought we'd take a moment to talk about Automated Beam Welding systems and share a few examples. 
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Topics: Welding Automation, Robotic Welding

NEWS: Welding Automation Systems Spotlight

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Jul 23, 2020 12:55:07 PM

Automation, robotics, and optimization are some words that have caught the attention of manufacturers around the world. Recently, our team did a Q&A session about Welding Automation which was featured in both Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Insider. 

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Topics: Welding Automation, Weld Positioning Equipment, Robotic Welding

What Different Types of Welding Automation are there?

Posted by Melissa Gomez on Jul 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used welding to join metal pieces together? The art of welding has been around for centuries! Over the last few decades, however, technology has led to significant advancements in welding. Today, a variety of manufacturing processes make use of welding automation. Yet, despite it's popularity, understanding the different types of welding automation (and which is best for your process) can be an overwhelming challenge.


In this blog, we'll explain and simplify the main types of welding automation to help you start to understand which would be the best choice for your manufacturing process.
Sections in this post:

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Topics: Welding Automation, Robotic Welding

News: Robotic Beam Welding System

Posted by Jordan Radford on Jul 17, 2017 9:22:00 AM

Video now available! Watch our Youtube video below to learn more about this custom designed Robotic Beam Welding System!

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Topics: Welding Automation, Robotic Welding

News: Robotic Beam Welding Solution

Posted by Jordan Radford on Jun 15, 2016 9:37:00 AM

IRCO Automation Designs & Builds Robotic Beam Roll-Over & Welding Cell

IRCO Automation™'s most recent integration of robotics and weld automation resulted in the development of a custom designed Robotic Beam Welder solution. Designed, engineered and manufactured by IRCO, it was commissioned for a client in the oil and gas industry.

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Topics: Welding Automation, Robotic Welding