Automated & Efficient Robotic Welding Machines

Why pay for manual labor and slow production when we can automate your assembly process? Our automated robotic welding equipment allows you to increase quality and production rates, and allows for reassignment of labor assets.

Our compact, quick change Automated & Efficient Robotic Welding Machines reduce the requirement for valuable production floor space. Tec-Option’s efficient resistance welding systems mean that resistance welding is performed up to three times faster than traditional robot techniques. Electric servo positioning reduces plant air demands and the overall amount of hardware required to perform a task. Side by side stations allow for operator load/unload time to be buried in the machine cycle, so the interchangeable resistance welding system is always working for you. With our quick change tooling, you may perform tooling changeover daily, weekly, or at the end of a program: your capital investment is ready for the next task, instead of the scrap pile!

 

FLEX_IconCapable of running multiple parts in one tool module

  • You can amortize your investment over multiple part numbers.

 

FLEX_IconBuilt with robotic applications to facilitate higher volume multi-plane weld points

  • The Tec-Option solution is faster than a robot alone, and more flexible than a dedicated machine. Our modular, flexible machines are typically capable of making welds at one second per weld, versus four seconds per weld for a robot alone.
  • Robot to facilitate the assembly process can be ordered as a material handler, a sealant applicator, a MIG welder or a resistance welder. If more than one process is needed, end-of-arm tooling can be made interchangeable for more flexibility.

FLEX_IconThe industry’s new bench mark times of Part to Part for Weld Nuts & Weld Studs

  • Avg time of 3 to 3.5 sec includes:
  • Operator or automated machine time of unloading completed part
  • Operator time of loading stampings into machine
  • Operator or auto load time of nut, stud or collar
  • Machine time of auto feeding nut or stud
  • Tec-Option typically is 200% to 300% faster than industry standard

 

Tec-Option's Tec-Option Equipment

At Tec-Option, we often think that we offer a service rather than a product, since our flexible value added process systems supply our customers with modular, interchangeable, efficient solutions. In addition to our innovative, modular Tec-Option system, we also offer robotic and automated systems, and versatile solutions for welding.

  • Tec-Option Systems
  • Nut & Stud Welding
  • Spot Welding
  • Hot Up-Set Welding
  • Robotic Systems
  • Engineering Support

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Designed to do it all, the Tec-Option machine has all our design features incorporated into one versatile, flexible system.

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fastener welding

Nut & Stud Welding

Tec-Option’s Tec-Option system provides a versatile fastener welding solution for nuts and studs at affordable prices. Not only will you enjoy a faster return on investment as compared with a single point fastener welder, but you will also amortize your investment over multiple projects.

Tec-Option Nut & Stud Welding

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spot welding

Spot Welding

Tec-Option’s systems provides a modular spot welding system that is the perfect solution for your nut, stud and spot welding needs. The advantages include flexible quick-change tooling, multiple spot welding and combination fastener/spot welding, all in a compact footprint.

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hot upset welding

Hot Up-Set Welding

Heat it up and expect it to stay in place… guaranteed! This process takes the place of spin riveting and is proven to hold. Count on Tec-Option to make this process efficient.

Hot Up-Set Welding

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MIG welding

Robotic Systems

Tec-Option’s systems provides a flexible solution for robotic welding and assembly automation needs. Its advantages include quick-change tooling, robot part handling and transfer, robot resistance welding, and MIG welding. Our interchangeable spot welding machines are ideal for more complex welding applications.

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Tec-Option offers a variety of engineering and support services on all our products, whether you chose us to provide equipment for automated resistance welding, a flexible MIG welding machine, or a flexible assembly system.

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Case Study | Achieve Full Utilization of Machine Time

TowerToolsA customer had the necessity of making a large variety of parts (27) with volumes that did not require 100% available machine time. In addition, all the parts required a fastener to be attached. Due to the large variety of similar fasteners, the plant required automatic feeding equipment to reduce human error. The solution was to buy three machines and eight tool modules, set up so that the parts and volumes would maximize the machines’ usage for the plant. Parts using common fastener types were assigned to the machine with that equipment to reduce the number of unique fastener feed systems. The savings were tremendous when compared to traditional machine building techniques- reducing 27 machines to 3- requiring a fraction of valuable floor space, sharing common fastener feeding equipment, utilizing unused machine time – all while saving capital and labor costs.

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Since 2001, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. has consistently encouraged their suppliers to review the Tec-Option modular assembly system as a possible source of manufacturing equipment. While Honda has no direct control over who their suppliers choose, getting a recommendation shows that Honda sees the value of the flexible, modular system that Tec-Option provides.
Encouraged to Review by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.- CEO
Best Quality Machine we have In-House.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Congratulations to Tec-Option! This is the first machine we've ever purchased that was delivered on time.
Honda Supplier, OH- Continuous Improvement Manager
. . . excellent support and knowledge of the machine and functions. Tec-Option has built a benchmark for all future expansion of our welding department. . . look forward to the continued business and support of Tec-Option in the near future.
Tier 2 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
. . . love the execution of the machine. Modularity and quick-change features are great.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, NA- Senior VP/Advanced Technology
Thanks for the timelines. I've been very pleased with these updates throughout the project.
Exhaust Manufacturer, NA & MX- Project Engineer
. . . firmly believe my boss can see the advantages of Tec-Option's equipment and how we would benefit from both a production and throughput standpoint.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Changeovers are very easy to do and only require a few minutes.
Tier 1 Frame Supplier, KY- Production Supervisor