Automated Welding Processes: How It Works
Automated welding processes use a robot that can move in all three dimensions. Robots come in rectilinear and articulating models, which offer more movement control. As the robot moves, its wire feeder pushes wire filler out to be melted and create the weld. A torch at the end of the robot’s arm produces the heat that melts the wire. This torch can generate temperatures of thousands of degrees.
Keeping humans separate from the actual welding process keeps them safe. However, certified operators still have an essential role. The American Welding Society offers certifications for both manual welders and robotic welding arm operators. Operators program automated systems with a teach pendant to move the arm, change system parameters, and “teach” the welding arm the next process.
Robot welders don’t just handle the welding process itself. They are also self-cleaning and can be programmed to clean metal splatters from their own arms before the material solidifies.
Automated Welding with Tec-Option
Designed to do it all, our automated welding systems have all our design features incorporated into one versatile, flexible system – With NO ADDITIONAL skills required. Attach fasteners in one half of the machine while MIG welding in the other half or press bushings into a part and then weld it into another assembly in the next step.
Our systems provide the ability to switch processes in a matter of minutes, not days. Switch from fastener welding one minute, to staking the next.
Tec-Option Automated Welding Systems are the best choice for handling programs that are greatly varied in their part styles or processes, and where maximum future flexibility is desired.
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