Robotic welding is an automated welding process that includes work of special robotic arms and automatic welding equipment. The key advantages of a welding robot are first-class quality and high performance.
Welders require the skills to programme and maintain robots; design, welding equipment use; control over the welding cycle; technical drawings preparation, producing flowcharts, and adjusting the equipment.
Robotic welding is one of the most common robotic applications in the industrial sector, being driven mainly by the automotive sector. Robotic welding is most productive when completing high-volume, repetitive welding tasks.
Robots can be put on tracks or gantries, giving them the ability to weld parts that are 40 to 50 ft long and 8 or 10 ft wide.
Robotic welding has seen a rapid development and now about 20% of industrial robots are used for welding.
The accuracy of the welding torch positioning with robotic welding is 0.03-0.05 millimetres. This allows high quality long and thin welds.