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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

Looking for Welding Automation? Where do you start?

Posted by Guest Writer on May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Automation can change a business, create new opportunities, and foster growth. However, sometimes the path to automation can be overwhelming. It is important to stay true to the fundamentals. In this post, our guest writer, Jordan, explains two key steps to getting started on the journey to welding automation. Read more below. 

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Topics: Welding Automation, IRCO Automation, Robotic Welding

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

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