The long-term benefits of a robotic welding operation can be positive. For companies who have already invested in robotic welding, but are looking to improve or better understand their operations, or for those considering the investment, it is critical to consider some key factors about the technology.
Robotic welding is been a complex process that requires four key factors to be profitable for a company:
A high volume of parts
A highly repetitive welding task
An in-house programming expert to set the application
In-house welding knowledge to fine-tune the robot welding settings
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