How to choose a welding manipulator?

How to choose a welding manipulator?

If you are a manufacturer of pipes, pressure vessels, and some large metal workpieces, you may have welding manipulators in your welding automated production line.
The welding manipulator can choose a variety of welding processes, such as MIG welding, TIG welding, and submerged arc welding. This can help you get better welding quality. It can be used alone to weld long straight seams. The welding manipulator can be used in combination with the welding roller frame for circular seam welding. Either way, upgrading the welding manipulator or investing in a complete welding manipulator system can quickly recover costs by increasing productivity and improving quality.
When purchasing a standard column and boom welding manipulator, it is important to first have a thorough understanding of all possible welding production. These factors will determine which options are best for your welding equipment.
When welding pipes, the following points need to be considered:
Does the welding manipulator need to be moved? Is he required to be able to weld long straight seams and circular seams? Does the base need to be rotated to handle multiple welding stations?
Will the long straight seam of the pipeline be longer than the stroke of the welding manipulator? In this case, it is necessary to install the welding trolley and the guide rail device on the base of the welding manipulator. In this way, the welding manipulator can move along the pipeline on the guide rail, and the long straight seam outside the pipeline can be welded smoothly at a constant speed.
For welding inside long straight seams, does the manipulator need to be long enough to extend the pipe? This requires that the robotic arm of the welding manipulator is long enough and can control the travel speed of the robotic arm. Please make sure you have a variable frequency drive (VFD). Of course, linear bearings are also a good choice to ensure smooth movement and repeated positioning of the welding head.
Is it required to install a flux recovery device? Is it necessary to add a loading device? If so, then you need to consider the load capacity of the robotic arm.
After choosing a welding manipulator, a fully functional welding kit will also provide other options.

Welding power

It depends on the welding method you choose, welding material, and welding thickness. If you want to know more, please leave us a message. Tell us the material, size, and thickness of the workpiece you need to weld, and our engineers will provide you with a complete technical solution.

How to control the welding manipulator?

Whether it has an integrated digital control system with a human-machine interface (HMI) screen. It can provide a single control point for all variables and eliminate the chaos of multiple welding manipulator control boxes. Depending on the size of the part, the HMI can be installed on the end of the welding arm on the ground.

Supporting auxiliary equipment

If you produce relatively large pipes, then you also need some auxiliary equipment, such as a welding roller. It can help you complete the welding of circular welds. Of course, the special welding roller frame can also drag the workpiece forward or backward, but this requires the manufacturer to have rich manufacturing experience. If you want to know more, please contact our engineer.

Buying a welding manipulator is not just buying a separate welding manipulator. This is an integrated automated welding system. Successor failure will depend on whether all components are selected correctly. You need to make wise choices.

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