For some processes, manual assembly can be the best choice. However, more and more manufacturers are finding that in the right application, a full or semi-automatic welding system can increase quality, productivity, and profitability.
Parts are loaded manually into the welding fixture. The welding process itself, including motion of the torch and stillness of the parts, are kept to the preset parameters. Once completed, the assembled part is manually removed from the fixture. Semi-automatic systems are ideal for companies that assemble limited quantities of products.
A custom machine loads the work piece onto the fixture, sets the torch into position, executes the weld, monitors the quality of the final product, and unloads it from the fixture. An operator isn’t always necessary for the process, and a fully automatic welding system can usually run on its own.
Fully automatic welding systems are ideal to meet certain job criteria, including:
- Critical weld quality and function
- Repetitive welds on identical parts
- Parts have greatly increased in value prior to the weld
Automating your welding system offers many advantages, including improved weld quality, at least twice the output, decreased scrap, and dramatically reduced labor costs. While manual welding lends to worker fatigue, automation removes human error from the equation during repetitive weld processes, ensuring each weld is perfectly identical from start to finish.
At Weld-Action, we work with you to ensure your automated welding solution makes sense for your process and your budget, and we offer complete training on all of our installations, including:
- Rotary turntable/circle welders
- Rotary MIG welders
- Robotic welding positioners, manipulators, and tracks
- Cutting machines
- Plasma cutting power supplies
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.