When considering an automated welding process, fully or semi-automated, it is important to consider and compare the advantages and disadvantages of both for your operation, and how well each may (or may not) integrate into your established welding process. Sometimes, deciding one way or the other is very clear based on the kinds of welds being performed, and other times it’s a matter of how much productivity you need to meet your goals.
In fabrication, productivity is everything; anytime you have the opportunity to make your welding process more efficient and cost effective, you should consider that direction, and welding tractors do exactly that. Considering ways to improve productivity can be frustrating, so we’ve done the work for you.
This quick guide will show you the correct way to install a water/liquid cooled harness using the iCAT setting bar (part number 980.2153).
This quick guide will show you the correct way to install an air/gas cooled harness using the iCAT setting bar (part number 980.2153).
This quick guide will show you the correct way to install an iCAT harness to a Lincoln Wire Feed Unit to eliminate premature failing of the harness.
The front injector TMS-VI is nearly service-free.
However, it is important to carry out regular cleaning and inspection of the mechanical parts to make sure the equipment is fully functional and has a long life cycle. For correct setup procedure, see the manual provided with each unit.
As a fabricator, you may experience growing pains as your company handles increased demand. These pains often include productivity and labor issues, and pipe welding automation is an excellent solution to eliminate them. But how do you know when to automate your pipe welding? Below are five signs you may need to automate:
So what does a robotic torch cost? You probably browse some of the welding equipment supplier websites and never see a price on those sites (ours included!), but then go to a welding distributor website or browse through their catalogs and get the List price from them. How do you know what you're paying for?
When it comes to robotic mig welding you often have to ask the question about whether you should go air-cooled or water-cooled. It's always good to have the right tool in the right place for both optimal performance and cost. Basically, looking at water-cooled versus air cooled, there are obvious cases where you would choose one over the other.