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Welding

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Still Searching for Welders to Hire?

According to the American Welding Society, the welding industry will face a shortage of approximately 360,000 welders by 2027.  If you’re like the almost 81% of manufacturers that already can’t find enough skilled welders, it may be time to consider automating with a robotic welding tool and avoid the challenges currently found in industry:  

  • Highly skilled trade where labor supply is low, and demand is high.

  • Repetitive motions run the risk of injury resulting in downtime and long lead times.

  • Manual welding is hard work and often considered dull and dirty making the trade unattractive to a new labor force.

  • Welder fatigue can cause inconsistent weld quality and potential product reject or failure.

 

Adding a welding tool with an integrated collaborative robot (cobot) to your production process helps to fill the hiring gap, allowing you to produce more parts while freeing up your experienced welders to focus on more complex welds.  Hiring a cobot also provides added versatility as they can handle MIG, TIG, laser, spot, and orbital welding as well as both plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. 

  • Greater weld precision, speed, and consistency.

  • Risk of worker injury is reduced.

  • Robot experience isn’t required; simply teach the weld path and let the cobot do the work.

  • Consistent weld quality and reduced costs thanks to less rework saving raw materials and energy.

Our Robot Specialists understand the challenges you’re facing and can guide you through your automation project and recommend a welding solution that meets your needs.  We will work with you and our integrator to ensure implementation success.

Solutions from Our Partners

We partner with world-class robot and robotic accessory manufacturers to ensure that our customers have the best automation equipment integrated in their applications.  When implementing a welding tool for a customer, we work with our integrator partner, Melton Machine & Control Company, to develop a precise and efficient solution.

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  • Custom or turn-key welding systems featuring cobots from Universal Robots.

  • Use your cobot welding system for a single application or throughout your shop.

  • Quick deployment and easy to program.


Learn more

Our team of robotic specialists will work with you to find the best solution for your application, performing evaluations through proof-of-concept testing & time studies.  We’ll help you select the ideal applications and then conduct simulations to test and demonstrate that the robot will meet your requirements.

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