Automated pipe welding offers a host of advantages, from increased production speed and exceptional flexibility, to material savings and dramatically improved end product quality.
Pipe welding requires finesse and flexibility. Different pipe dimensions, materials, fittings call for different welding applications, torch angles, etc. Automated pipewelding provides a reliable, flexible solution. It accommodates straight cut pipe welds as well as fittings such as a Sockolet, Threadolet, or Elbolet.
A 6-axis robotic arm is capable of quick, efficient torch positioning. It saves time and provides unbeatable flexibility while maintaining optimal weldment quality.
Quality: Automated pipe welding produces exceptional weld quality.
- Control and Integration – Every element of the process can be monitored and controlled – from voltage, current and wire feed speed to torch angle and weld penetration. Adjustments to workpiece positioners, torch orientation, welding power source, robotic arm movements allow for fine-tuned, precise results.
- Advanced Technology – On their own, robots are extremely consistent and accurate. When combined with sensors, through-the-arc tracking, and even vision software, robotic pipe welding is a force to be reckoned with. Automated pipe welding offers higher deposition welds and greater fusion.
Savings: Automated pipe welding saves time and materials.
- Materials – This approach to welding is consistent and repeatable. With robots welding, the results are the same every time, so there isn’t the variation in quality that can sometimes occur with manual welding. Fewer do-overs equals less wasted product material and better throughput.
- Time – Automated pipe welding allows you to calculate cycle times with much more precision. Increased flexibility and speed when positioning the welding torch leads to shorter cycle times. In addition, off-line programming options allow for performance adjustments to be made without incurring unnecessary downtime.