FABTECH 2021 is the launchpad for innovative new cobot applications including heavy-duty water-cooled welding, hardfacing, plasma cutting and flexible machine loading.
Welding & Fabrication
Collaborative Robotics Week (Sept. 7-10) will provide a snapshot of the state of the sector, including emerging capabilities, powerful enabling technologies, as well as new business models enabled by cobots.
The system uses a long-reach manipulator, with a three-axis robotic arm at the end, which works with a human operator to increase their dexterity and flexibility.
The cobot welding system freed up workers to focus on more ergonomic, higher-value tasks such as fabricating and tacking.
UR is on pace to sell 1,000 cobots into welding applications in 2021, which is more than triple the pace from 2020.
Hirebotics announces the launch of the Hirebotics Cobot Welder. The new solution is a complete, user-friendly collaborative robot (cobot) welding system that enables painless automated welding deployments. If you’re not familiar with Hirebotics, the company is a new breed of robotics solution provider (RSP). RSP’s are the next generation of solution delivery organizations. The key for RSP’s […]
Montana-based solar module maker MT Solar turned to collaborative welding robots to meet a seasonal surge in demand.
UR+ ecosystem is expanding today by adding “plug-and-produce” application kits that make it easier to automation among widely used applications.
FANUC America will introduce a line of collaborative arc welding robots at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. The new arc welding cobots offer the same level of performance as FANUC’s ARC Mate robots, but a built-in sensor allows the new welding cobots to work safely alongside people. Both of FANUC’s new welding cobots provide six axes […]
With shortages of skilled welders, shops are turning to automation to help. Several welding robot systems using UR cobots will be on display next month at FABTECH.
Vectis Automation, a Fort Collins, Colo.-based company with employees who have 60-plus years of combined experience in the robotic welding industry, is looking to help solve the lack of skilled welders. The company will debut at Fabtech, Nov. 11-14 in Chicago, the Vectis Cobot Welding Tool that is powered by a UR10e cobot from Universal Robots. […]
Hirebotics offers BotX Welder for hire to help metal fabricators address skilled worker shortages and the need for quality.
Ket-Met, a Finnish subcontract machine tooling shop, found that its existing CNC machines required too much manpower to stay competitive. It reduced machine hour costs by 40% with UR cobots.