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Robotic Welding Solutions

Whether your parts are simple, have complex geometries, or require heavy welding applications, MWES offers custom, turnkey, and automated welding systems for a variety of capability ranges and weld processes. Our experience and in-house capabilities allow us to design, build and install custom robotic welding systems. We also have a number of AWS Certified Welding Inspectors and Certified Robotic Arc Welding Technicians on staff to ensure high-quality results for your automation system.

Robotic welding systems can offer many distinctive benefits to organizations large or small. Advancements in the field of robotics have made automation of even a few processes, a productive and cost-saving innovation that companies of any size can benefit from.

Advantages to Robotic Welding

From improved productivity and adaptability to fewer weld distortions, here are seven advantages that businesses see when they invest in and implement robotic welding systems.

More Productivity
Robots are generally more efficient at welding tasks than humans are. With a robotic welding system, welded components can be processed between three to five times more efficiently than using manual welders. Robots can work continuously, with no need for breaks. They also have higher arc on-time percentages than professional welders.
Repeatability
To consistently replicate results, a manual welder has to gain a high skill level and maintain high concentration levels on each and every task. A robotic welder is capable of processing the same welding tasks with repeatable results continuously, for as long as is necessary.
Adaptability
Manual welders make use of several jigs, using different ones with different production runs. Robots reduce time spent changing tools with their grippers that can handle parts of any size or shape. These robotic grippers can grab a welding component, place it properly on the assembly and keep a firm hold on the part while performing welding processes on it.
Limiting Weld Distortions
Contractions and expansions of the base and weld metal during the heating and cooling phases of a welding process, lead to distortions. MWES designs robotic welders to be fine-tuned to properly size the weld based on the joint requirements. This reduces the number of necessary weld passes, allowing the robotic welder to complete the weld very efficiently and reduce the time that the metals are exposed to heat, thus reducing the chance of distortions.
Labor Solutions
When there is a lack of skilled manual welders, robotic welders can handle the workload, as well as reduce the number of additional hours a business needs for production purposes, since they alleviate the need to seek and train more welders.
Reduction in Sizing Errors
Manual welders determine the size of the weld based on the operator’s judgment. This could lead to larger welds than what was actually needed. Robot welders are programmed to select the correct dimensions of the joint required for the job, saving time and materials for each welding task.
Lowering Costs
Robots offer a variety of production cost-saving benefits. Robotic welders can fully produce parts at lower production costs by increasing overall productivity, quality and consistency across the entire welding process. Robots require less energy than manual welders and have fewer requirements for consumables, due to their improved efficiency with materials and with welding cycles.
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Automated Weld Inspection

Automated Weld Inspection

Automated weld analyzing systems can be integrated into robotic welding cells to track weld performance in real-time or the inspection process can be completed as its own stage after the weld...
Custom Weld Cells

Custom Weld Cells

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GMAW & GTAW Robotic Welding

GMAW & GTAW Robotic Welding

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Heavy & Light Gauge Welding

Heavy & Light Gauge Welding

Demand has increased in recent years for high-strength, heavy-gauge steel. This is particularly the case for large-scale construction projects.
Heavy Deposition Welding

Heavy Deposition Welding

In the heavy fabrication industry creating welded parts requires welds that have a heavy deposition rate to create stronger components.
Integrated Welding

Integrated Welding

With standard integrated weld systems, the welding automation machinery is designed to specialize in just one of the processes.
Laser Hybrid Welding

Laser Hybrid Welding

Laser hybrid welding is a process that uses a combination of laser and wire arc welding systems. Combined, these processes build on each’s strengths while reducing their weaknesses.
Resistance Arc/Spot Welding

Resistance Arc/Spot Welding

This welding process also allows both similar and dissimilar materials to be welded together with no shielding gasses or fluxes.
Robotic Arc Welding

Robotic Arc Welding

Traditionally, all arc welding work had been done with manual labor, however, over the last several decades more and more arc welding work has been transitioned over to robotic automation.
Seam Welding

Seam Welding

This form of welding creates a strong enough bond in the workpiece that makes it fluid and gas tight.
Standard Weld Cells

Standard Weld Cells

Standard, robotic arc welding cells offer the best combination of price and performance. MWES provides complete robot systems, available in several flexible, modular packages.
Indexing 2-Axis Positioner Cell

Indexing 2-Axis Positioner Cell

The Indexing 2-Axis Positioner Cell comes with a full range of safety features and can accommodate two robots. The loading zone of the cell is available in two variations: roll door or light...
Indexing Cells

Indexing Cells

The standard Indexing Cell comes with a full range of safety features and can accommodate up to three robots. The loading zone of the cell is available in two variations: roll door or light ...
Indexing Ferris Wheel Cell

Indexing Ferris Wheel Cell

The Indexing Ferris Wheel Cell comes with a full range of safety features and can accommodate two robots. The loading zone of the cell is available in two variations: roll door or light curt...
Indexing H-Frame Cell

Indexing H-Frame Cell

The Indexing H-Frame Cell comes with a full range of safety features and can accommodate two or three robots. The loading zone of the cell is available in two variations: roll door or light ...
Tandem Welding Systems

Tandem Welding Systems

The tandem welding process consists of two electronically isolated wires, two separate power sources and two feed units.
Ultrasonic Plastics Welding

Ultrasonic Plastics Welding

Welding with ultrasound is a process of combining thermoplastics or metals using the heat created through mechanical actions that operate at a high frequency.
Weld Upgrades & Retrofits

Weld Upgrades & Retrofits

Newer technology has the potential to improve equipment reliability, weld quality and overall throughput for your operation.
Welding Fixtures

Welding Fixtures

One of the most important keys to success in designing and building automated welding systems is the ability to properly hold pre-tacked assemblies or capture multiple components for welding....
Welding Positioners

Welding Positioners

Weld positioner systems place welding parts in optimal positions even in some of the most challenging applications.
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