Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, also known as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), has been around for many years and is one of the most common forms of welding used today. While MIG welding has been performed by skilled welders for several decades, companies now turn to robot MIG welders to complete jobs in record time.
MIG welding is a process that uses an electric arc and a consumable wire electrode to melt and join two metal work pieces together. Robots are used for MIG welding because they are able to work much faster than human welders, up to four times as fast. This means that welding can get done in a faster manner, while not sacrificing any of the quality or strength of the weld.
Also, MIG welding robotics are used more often in factories because of the lack of skilled human welders available for hire. Welding does not have the numbers it once did, and in many locations, there are no job candidates with the necessary skills for the jobs employers need to fill. In these instances, employers can buy a MIG welding robotic system and use it in place of a worker. This mot only fills a spot for an employer, but also improves the productivity of the welding application and improves the overall quality of the production as a whole.
Many companies, including ABB, KUKA, FANUC and Motoman, make robots that can perform MIG welding tasks. If you are looking to buy a MIG robotic welder from one of these companies, you should contact RobotWorx, a certified integrator for all of the robotics companies listed above. Our staff will help you build and customize the perfect MIG welding robot system for your facility, and they’ll make sure you get the best price available.
For more information, give RobotWorx a call at 740-251-4312.