Robotic Arc Welding
Robotic Arc Welding
Using robots to arc weld a product not only saves money, but also improves quality and safety.
Arc welding occurs when an electrical power supply gives power to an electrode to produce an arc. This power supply is directly interfaced with an arc welding robot controller.
The electrode touches the metal, or is quickly scrapped across it, to create the heat needed to melt the two metals together. The electrode itself can be either consumable or non-consumable. Consumable electrodes not only carry the current, but also melt into the weld (example: MIG welding). Non-consumable electrodes only carry the current (example: TIG welding).
Arc welding is an efficient and extremely easy way to add automation to production. Robots increase the quality of arc welds because they are consistent. Robots also reduce the amount of waste that is used because of their accuracy. Robotic welding parameters are controlled by the programs set by the end user. RobotWorx is an industrial robot integrator and can help a customer incorporate arc welding robots into their facilities.
Safety is another issue with arc welding. Welding produces sparks, heat and dangerous gases that can be inhaled. It can also do damage to the eyes due to bright light it produces. Robots separate the human from the welding process preventing injury. Weld curtains are commonly provided to protect direct eye contact with the intense light. RobotWorx customizes work cells that range in all sizes and shapes specific to each customer.
Choosing the right kind of arc welding robot is very important. Knowing the reach, work envelope and flexibility the robot will require will help narrow down the search.
Do you know the brand of robot you want? RobotWorx offers the following arc welding robot brands:
- Motoman Arc Welding Robots
- Fanuc Arc Welding Robots
- Panasonic Arc Welding Robots
- Nachi Arc Welding Robots
- ABB Arc Welding Robots
- OTC Arc Welding Robots
Arc welding robots are readily available at RobotWorx. Contact a sales associate to learn which type of robot works best for you at 740-251-4327.