LoctekMotion’s factories are powered by a dedicated team of efficient, tireless, highly precise workers. No, not highly skilled humans: welding robots. While many people think of robots as lifelike machines designed to mimic human behavior, the vast majority of robots are not humanoid at all—they are industrial robots used in manufacturing processes. LoctekMotion’s teams of welding robots maintain a fast-paced production schedule that allows us to manufacture lifting columns and electric linear actuators with almost no errors or delays.
What is Robot Welding?
Industrial robotics has numerous applications, including welding, painting, assembly, pick and place for printed circuit boards, packaging and labeling, product inspection, and quality testing. Welding robots automate the welding process from start to finish by performing the weld and handling the part. Robot welding first took off in the 1980s, when welding robots were used for spot welding in automotive manufacturing. Since then, the applications of robot welding have greatly increased.
At LoctekMotion, we use welding robots in our factories to produce our lifting columns and electric linear actuators. The average running speed of LoctekMotion’s welding robots can reach up to 75 cm/minute, making them highly efficient additions to our factories!
How Does Robot Welding Work?
Welding is a fabrication process that fuses two materials together by using high temperatures to melt the two parts and then cooling the materials to secure a strong connection. Robots can be used in a variety of welding processes, from arc welding to spot welding.
LoctekMotion first invested in welding robots back in 2012, and we currently have dozens of these robots at work in our factories. Our welding robots are unique in that they have three working tables where components awaiting fusion can be placed, and the robots can rotate 360 degrees in order to complete the welding tasks. This allows us to increase the efficiency and consistency of our welding process.
What Are the Benefits of Robot Welding?
Outfitting a factory with welding robots yields many advantages. With robotic automation, the manufacturing process becomes faster, more consistent, and more cost-effective while the quality of the output goes up.
Faster — Robotic welding systems are fully automated and digitally programmable. They can move more quickly and with more precision than human laborers. They also don’t require any breaks, making the production process more efficient overall.
More Consistent — Programmable welding robots repeat the same action over and over, at the same speed, with no room for human error. This results in predictable production cycles with reliable, high-quality output.
Cost-Savings — Although the upfront cost can be high, investing in welding robots saves money in the long run by increasing the quality of the final product, saving money usually spent on labor costs, and conserving materials by preventing waste generated by human mistakes.
The benefits of using welding robots in manufacturing are passed onto customers. Increasing efficiency and saving on production means we can create a higher quality product for a lower price, giving you a better, more cost-effective final product.