How to realize automatic welding of industrial robot through simple operation?
How to realize automatic welding of industrial robot through simple operation? A lot of people have a misconception about robot welding, that it’s difficult to make the leap from manual welding to automatic welding, but in fact, robot welding can be done in simple steps. Today we are going to briefly introduce the 5 benefits of robot welding and how to achieve perfect robot welding in 5 steps.
Although some people think robot welding is difficult to implement and a waste of time. In fact, achieving perfect robot welding can be easy if you choose the right hardware and programming interfaces. Please refer to the following 5 steps:
1. Define your task and type of weld
Before starting each robot application, it is important to know your mission clearly. Figure out which steps need to be done by a robot and which by a human, write them down and discuss them with your team. You also need to identify the types of welds. There are several types, but the most common are spot and arc welds.
Spot welding is particularly common in industrial robot welding processes, especially in the automotive industry. However, nowadays, robot arc welding is easier to achieve than in the past, and the number of its applications has increased greatly.
2. Use the right hardware
Once your mission is clear, you need to choose the right robot hardware. There are four basic types of devices:
Robots – Robots need to be selected according to your welding task parameters. For example, the robot needs to have a load greater than the weight of a welding tool, an adequate operating range, and a workshop environment suitable for you.
Welding tool – The tool is selected according to the type of welding you need and has electronic switches for control through the robot controller.
Robot outer axis – There are many kinds of robot outer axis models in our library.
Safety facilities – In order to ensure safety, it is a good choice to add isolation nets, detectors, etc.
3. Use the right programming interface
Many misconceptions about robot welding come from programming the welding job. If you need to use a robot demonstrator to manually enter the robot’s path between points, this can be quite laborious. In fact, there is no need for this, as long as the appropriate hardware programming interface is used, simple and fast robot programming can be achieved.
4. The calibration
With effective calibration, off-line programming can be more accurate than required for welding tasks.
5. Program the robot
Once you’ve identified the mission objective, selected the appropriate programming interface, and calibrated the relationship between the programming interface and the actual hardware, the final step of programming the robot becomes very simple.