Welding is a fundamental part of almost every manufacturing industry and metal product production today. The process of welding dates back to the 19th century, where manual welding was first introduced. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the first robot was used in a spot welding application for the automotive industry. And later, in the 1980’s where robotic welding started to gain popularity in many manufacturing facilities around the world.
Today, the benefits of welding automation have become more widely recognized. Even more advancements in robotic welding technology are being used that are allowing manufacturers in every industry to increase production, cut costs, increase worker safety, conserve material, and much more.
Manual welding has become a process of the past! Automation has taken over and here’s why:
Programming Ease: Robotic welding systems have simple interactive interfaces on a teach pendant making programming a breeze for anyone willing to learn.
Multiple Tasks: Robots can easily be programmed to weld a variety of different parts. It’s even possible that a robotic cell can move from one part to another very quickly.
Operator Ease: Learning the manual welding trade takes years of practice and training. On top of that, it’s a dangerous and taxing job. Automation systems remove the hazards of the process. Robotic welding operators only have to load parts and press the correct button to run the job.
Increase ROI: The cost of a robotic welding system has dropped greatly over the last 10 years. Not only has cost gone down, but also system accuracy, speed, and software technology have been improved, making a robotic system purchase a fast return on investment.
Any Part Size: Whether your parts are large, small, or have complex geometries, robots have the ability to weld with accuracy.
Increase Production: Unlike people, robots don’t require breaks. Robotic welding systems can run without interruption, therefore, increasing your productivity and throughput.
Fewer Mistakes: Even the most experienced welder makes mistakes. Robotic systems are highly accurate, meaning there will be less wasted time and material.
Bancroft Engineering has extensive experience in metal fabrication and can customize a robotic welding system to fit your requirements.
Our team of engineers works with you every step of the way to provide a fully or semi-automated solution. Our industrial welding experience provides us with the ability to engineer the best possible solution for almost any welding application.