What is Welding Automation Systems
Welding automation systems are used to automate the process of welding, which involves joining two or more metal components by melting and fusing them together. Automated welding has the potential to improve the quality, productivity, and profitability of manufacturing operations when used in the correct application.
Welding automation systems typically consist of a machine body that is equipped with a welding torch, a workpiece fixture to hold the materials being welded in place, and a control system to coordinate and operate the movements of the torch.
There are several different types of welding automation systems, including:
GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) systems, use a continuously fed wire electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas to shield the weld pool from contamination.
FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding) systems, use a continuously fed tubular electrode that is filled with flux.
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding systems, are similar to GMAW systems but use a different type of gas to shield the weld pool.
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding systems, use a tungsten electrode to produce the welding arc and an inert gas to shield the weld pool. This welding method can be used with tungsten only or cold wire fed depending on the welding seam.
Welding automation systems are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, and shipbuilding, to improve the speed, accuracy, and consistency of welding tasks.
It is particularly useful for performing repetitive welding tasks or for welding large or heavy workpieces that are difficult for a welder to do by hand.