My welding process needs an upgrade. How can I make it happen?
We recommend taking one step at a time into automation and robotics. If your company currently uses manual welding, start with welding jigs, positioners, and simple standard robot cells. Jigs and positioners alone will speed up positioning and turning, improving welding process efficiency by up to 45 per cent. However, they are not enough on their own to reach the required level of competitiveness. Simple robot cells are a good way to upgrade production from manual welding to the next level. Initially, an investment in robotics will require human resources in particular.
COMMIT YOUR MANAGEMENT TO DEVELOPMENT
Using robotics to automate production is an investment that requires no less than full commitment from management. The investment is part of a larger whole of active long-term development of processes and production stages. The end result will be an exponential improvement in operational efficiency – as long as the start and the deployment of the new processes are executed with due care.
INVEST IN WORKER COMPETENCE
Robots need skilled personnel to feed them materials, program the welding, and monitor operations. Robots are not fully autonomous and hence not a replacement for employees. What robots will do is free up people from physical welding tasks to do thinking instead. More advanced robotics will introduce higher and more complex technology, requiring more skills from operators.
MAKE SURE YOUR PRODUCT CAN BE WELDED BY ROBOTS
Robots will necessitate higher accuracy and tighter tolerances in products. For robot welding to yield material improvements in end product quality, the product must be designed for robot welding. It is fair to say that products must be refined to match the different levels of robotics – technical requirements will increase as advances are made.
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What is the best robotic solution for you?
Versatile robotic units automate production, enabling round-the-clock operations. Where to start and how to develop the robotics further? Our Buyer’s Guide for robotic cells explains in further detail how robot welding increases production efficiency and how to integrate robotics into the manufacturing process. Download the guide and contact us for more information!
How you can use robotics to upgrade welding?
Robotics can satisfy increased quality requirements and tighter delivery schedules without excessive costs. As competition gets tougher, companies must achieve quick, high-quality, and cost-effective production to keep up. This is what robots do.
Jucat offers tailormade solutions for your robot welding needs
- Designed and assembled by Jucat
- Different welding techniques
- Different levels of automation
- Using ABB Robotics