What is a welding robot and how to use a welding robot

The whole process of welding robot operation, the era of welding robot popularization has come


What is a welding robot ?

Welding robot is an industrial robot engaged in welding work (including cutting and spraying).

According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) industrial robots are standard welding robots, industrial robots are a multi-purpose, repeatable programmable automatic control operator (Manipulator) with three or more programmable axes for the field of industrial automation.

In order to adapt to different uses, the mechanical interface of the last axis of the robot, usually a connection flange, can be connected to different tools or end effectors.

Welding robot is in the last shaft flange of the industrial robot installed welding pliers or welding (cut) gun, so that it can be welding, cutting or hot spraying.


Welding robot mainly includes two parts: robot body and welding equipment.

The robot is composed of the robot body and the control cabinet (hardware and software).

The welding equipment, taking arc welding and spot welding as an example, is composed of welding power supply (including its control system), wire feeder (arc welding), welding torch (pliers) and other parts.

For intelligent robots, there should also be sensing systems, such as laser or camera sensors and their control devices.


The whole operation process of the welding robot

Nowadays, many jobs in the traditional manufacturing field are gradually replaced by robots, especially in some jobs with high risk and harsh environment. The recruitment and salary of personnel are a big problem for enterprises.

In the field of welding, the emergence of welding robots will resolve this difficulty, so that many enterprises need to weld more choices.

Welding robot can replace manual welding, improve the efficiency in production, reduce labor cost and labor safety accidents.

The stability of the welding robot is to the enterprise, so the welding robot needs a skilled and question and answer operation process, the following small series takes you to understand the whole operation process of the welding robot.


1.Generate programming

 The technical personnel need to carry out certain programming operations, and the technical personnel will program according to the workpiece, input the control system of the automatic welding robot, and end the welding action through teaching and reproduction.


2.Prepare Before welding. 

The dust and oil impurities around the equipment should be checked and cleaned in time to prevent the environmental factors from affecting the welding quality in the welding process.


3.The automatic welding robot system gives instructions

The automatic welding robot is based on the teaching instruction.Automatic welding robot according to the workpiece choose appropriate welding parameters, matching welding parameters can ensure the stability of welding, selected good welding parameters, welding robot confirm the weld position control system give instructions and then actuators to lower appropriate welding material filling welding to get a clean and reliable welding seam.

4.Welding auxiliary equipment

The welding rotating machine help increasing the welding accuracy by dragging and rotating the workpiece. The welding torch station can clean the torch and cut the remaining welding wire. In the welding process, the automation level is high, and no personnel intervention is required.



5.After the welding robot finishes the welding

The quality of the weld can be tested by visual inspection. The weld quality of the automatic welding robot has a high qualified rate, which is unable to be compared with traditional welding.


6.Maintenance should be carried out daily

Maintenance of the welding robot, maintenance can not only stabilize the welding quality, but also prolong the service life of the welding robot.


The era of welding robot popularization has come

In recent years, the market scale of welding robots in China is expanding, and the market is also growing rapidly. Now, many small and medium-sized enterprises in China have begun to popularize welding robots, which promotes the development of domestic robots.

In the past, the development of robot encountered many bottlenecks in the development, and now the welding  robot has broken through.Its significance is to have stability and improve the quality of welding.The welding robot can do that the welding parameters of each weld can be constant, so its quality is less affected by manual work.It can reduce the manual operation technology, and the welding quality can be kept stable, which is a big breakthrough point in the field of robots.


With the development of electronic technology, computer technology, numerical control and robot technology, automatic welding robot, since the 1960s, its technology has become increasingly mature, mainly has the following advantages:

1) Stabilize and improve the welding quality, and can reflect the welding quality in the form of numerical value;

2) Improve labor productivity;

3) Improve the labor intensity of workers, and the robot can work in a harmful environment;

4) Reduce the requirements for workers’ operation techniques;

5) Shorten the preparation period of product modification, and reduce the corresponding equipment investment.

Therefore, it has been widely used in all walks of life.

The above summary of the whole operation process of the welding robot, only a stable operation can make the welding quality is guaranteed, so that the enterprise to bring higher economic benefits.


Post time: Jul-24-2023