As an advanced automated welding equipment, welding robots have become increasingly widely used, which has also promoted China's welding industry to enter the era of industrial automation as an important symbol. Nowadays, with the continuous improvement of automation level, enterprises have increasingly high requirements for welding quality.
Automated production requires reducing manpower, improving product consistency, improving product quality, making it more suitable for mass production, reducing production costs, and improving production efficiency. However, during manual welding, it is difficult to maintain the stability and consistency of welding work for a long time due to objective and subjective factors such as technical level, fatigue level, sense of responsibility, and physiological limits.
Due to the harsh working conditions of welding, the number of people willing to engage in manual welding is decreasing, and there is a trend of a shortage of skilled technical workers. It can be said that welding robots largely meet the requirements of welding automation, and the advantages of automated production can be summarized as follows:
Stabilize and improve welding quality, ensuring its uniformity.
When using robot welding, the welding parameters of each weld seam are constant, and the quality of the weld seam is less affected by human factors, reducing the requirements for workers' operating skills, thus ensuring stable welding quality. During manual welding, the welding speed, dry elongation, and other factors are variable, making it difficult to achieve uniformity of quality.
Improved working conditions.
Using robot welding, workers only need to load and unload workpieces, away from welding arc light, sharp fog, and splashes. For spot welding, workers do not need to carry bulky manual welding tongs, freeing them from high-intensity physical labor.
Improve labor productivity.
Robots can produce continuously 24 hours a day. With the application of high-speed and efficient welding technology, the use of robot welding has significantly improved efficiency.
Clear product cycle, easy to control product output.
The production rhythm of robots is fixed, so the production plan is very clear.
Shorten the cycle of product transformation and replacement, and reduce the corresponding equipment investment.
Can achieve welding automation for small batch products. The biggest difference between robots and specialized machines is that they can adapt to the production of different workpieces by modifying the program.
Welding quality is an important indicator for evaluating product quality, and welding efficiency directly affects the production cycle and cost. Therefore, welding automation will be the key to the progress and upgrading of industrial automation in the future, and also a major trend in the development of the welding industry.