Welding COBOTs are taking a foothold in manufacturing and presenting advantages to operations both big and small, helping companies surpass their competitors and deliver higher quality, lower cycle time, and better value to their customers.
Welding automation used to be for the big boys! High volume – low mix – expensive integration. Times have changed. Robotic welding automation has come to the masses, but when and how do you know it is right for you? This question is the same for companies big and small it’s just that big companies have practiced asking these questions. Here are some places to start if you need help?
Many companies have adopted robotic automation to improve or speed up their welding operations. With aluminum, this has been a more difficult endeavor due to a couple of reasons. The first is aluminum is more challenging to weld than other more common materials like carbon steel and stainless steel. Another challenge is making the robotic weld look as good as the previous hand welded parts in most cases TIG welded (GTAW). Read on to see how to improve your robotically welded aluminum application.