Quite simply, welding is a process that to joins two pieces of metal or plastic by heating and allowing the edges to flow together. As an industrial process, the cost of welding plays a crucial role in manufacturing decisions. There are many different factors that can affect the total cost of welding, including equipment, labor, material, and energy costs. For manual welding methods, labor costs generally make up the largest part of the total cost. In order to minimize labor costs in high production manufacturing, industrial welding has become increasingly more automated. Robotic welding is an automated process that can increase efficiency, consistency, and ROI. Here’s a look at the advantages.
Robots don’t need breaks, sick days, or vacation time. They can work continuously, without interruption to increase throughput and productivity.
Cut labor cost
While robotic welding systems are not cheap, the investment can pay off in high production manufacturing. Manual welding takes skill and concentration which takes time. Robots get the job done faster and make fewer mistakes than human laborers.
Robotic welding is safer
Manual welding is dangerous and the risk of burns and eye damage is significant.Robots can endure the hazards of flash, fumes, sparks and heat, which will significantly reduce insurance and accident related costs.
Less material waste
Even the most skilled manual welders make mistakes. Robots, on the other hand, are extremely accurate and consistent in their work. The accuracy of robot systems means there is less wasted material in addition to less wasted time.
Because robotic welding systems can operate continuously, there are fewer energy-consuming start-ups.
You don’t have to be a big business to benefit from an automated welding system. New digital technology that links welding equipment and robotics is enhancing its appeal for smaller and more specialized applications.