Custom Robotic Welding Solutions
Whether your parts are simple, have complex geometries, or require heavy welding applications, MWES offers custom turnkey automated welding systems for a variety of capability ranges and weld processes depending on your metal fabrication needs. Our decades of 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 has made automation of even a few processes a productive and often a cost-saving innovation that businesses of any size can benefit from. From improved productivity and adaptability to less weld distortions, here are seven of the advantages of businesses when they invest in and implement robotic welding systems.
Robots are generally more efficient at welding tasks than humans. 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.
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.
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 of the part while performing welding processes on it.
Limiting Weld Distortions
Contractions and expansions of the base metal and the weld metal during the heating and cooling phases during a welding process leads to distortions. MWES designs robotic welders to be fine-tuned to properly size the weld based on the joint requirements. This reduces the amount 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 and thus reduce the chance of distortions occurring.
Robotic welders can handle the available work load in times when there is a lack of skilled manual welders. Robotic welders can reduce the amount of additional hours a business needs for production purposes, and 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.
Lower Production 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 less requirements for consumables due to their improved efficiency with materials and with welding cycles. Robotic welders also have no need for worker’s compensation and insurance, unlike manual welders.