20 thoughts on “ABB Robotics – Arc Welding

  1. I’ve only once seen …
    I’ve only once seen a stick welding robot application, it was at a fixture plant in Detroit. They use purpose-built software to monitor the electrode length, but talk about complex…

  2. Makes sense, but im …
    Makes sense, but im still yet too see a robot that can arc weld (with an electrode). Not saying they dont exsist cause they probbaly do, but that would make about the strongest welds possible.

  3. From what I’ve seen …
    From what I’ve seen, MIG, TIG, and stick welds are often categorized as “arc” just for simplicity, since they all use electricity in one form or another (and often the robot is capable of performing MIG or stick). But yes this is definitely not stick welding!

  4. that would be a MIG …
    that would be a MIG welder (metal inert gas) the wire is constanly being fed, Arc welder would use an electrode that burns down with no cover gas…

  5. Of course due to …
    Of course due to the totally integrated process it has to be a welding hose bundle & torch designed for the task. But this solution gives a greatly extended life & increased reliability. It also provides improved access it tight spaces & predictability for off-line programming.

  6. ABB & ESAB have had …
    ABB & ESAB have had a long standing collaboration in arc welding for very many years. The control of the ESAB power source is fully integrated with the robot. This makes for a very easy to use system.

  7. amazing bits of kit …
    amazing bits of kit i use to program them in a welding factory so easy to program it was like ms basic arc on arc off move – move + amazing tools i miss it now.

  8. Keep trying and if …
    Keep trying and if you don’t get the quality you need then drop me a line. Glad you liked our older machines. The new ones are much better, very easy to program & operate and cost about half of what the old 5 axis machines cost.

  9. Superb machine i …
    Superb machine i used to operate one of the older 5 axis models for welding cylinders all amazing welds, nearly impossible to imitate manually although we are still trying!!

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