Robotic Welding Services
PRIMO CORP provides increased flexibility and efficiency for engineers and manufacturers with a comprehensive range of robotic welding services. We combine the latest technology with extensive industry experience to deliver top-quality, high-precision robotic welding for metal fabrication, industrial parts and machinery, architectural components, and a variety of other applications. It’s our goal to meet or exceed your expectations for reliability, fast turnaround, on-time delivery, with impeccable customer service and support.
To ensure the quality of our work, we only employ AWS-certified welders who undergo continuing education and training to ensure they’re able to provide the most accurate, consistent, and precise robotic welding services. You also benefit from the use of certified materials and customized services capable of providing a seamless end-to-end production process.
Laser welding uses a high-powered laser to generate energy. The laser beam is focused to a fine point, concentrating the heat on a small area. This heat melts the material and allows the materials to bond–creating a weld. There are a few different types of lasers available for welding. Each has its benefits and shortcomings. Therefore, one must be aware of the options before making a purchase decision to avoid mistakes.
ADVANTAGES OF ROBOTIC WELDING
Robotic welding can deliver faster and more accurate results capable of reducing your overall welding and fabrication costs. Our six-axis automated welding robots allow for a full range of motion for welding projects. Servo-driven fixtures give precise control of movement and product placement that provides incredible welding accuracy. We can handle your most complex designs and accommodate high-volume production.
One of Summit Steel’s primary objectives is to manufacture a product with as little waste as possible, by eliminating unnecessary steps or materials. Robotic welding yields much less waste than manual welding, due to the lower margin of error and precision welding capabilities. Project turnaround for robotic welding can be up to three or four times faster than conventional manual welding.
Robotic welding provides higher manufacturing efficiency, leading to more productivity and reduced costs. Additional benefits of our arc welding and robotic spot welding services include:
- CAD/CAM technology for fast uploads of designs and exceptional accuracy at tight tolerances
- Automated welding robots capable of shorter lead times and improved repeatability
- Robotic welding of cylinders, flat sheets, and almost any other shape you require
Industries for Laser Welding Robotics
Laser welding robots exist as a niche application within manufacturing. Very few industries require the unique characteristics and benefits of laser welding. However, for those industries, access to automated laser welding is vital. Examples include:
- Battery Production
About Laser Welding Robots
As manufactured components become more complex, demand for precise assembly solutions arises. This issue compounds as plastic manufacturing produces more sophisticated parts. Laser welding provides a solution for these issues. Laser welding also makes welding difficult materials such as copper and aluminum easier. Welding such materials is common in battery system manufacturing. Some facilities will manually weld materials using lasers. However, manufacturers commonly automate due to the high demand for precision.
Types of Laser Welding
Gas (CO2) Lasers
Gas lasers send high-voltage, low-current energy through a gas medium to generate heat. You can use other gasses (He/Ne, Ar/Kr), but CO2 is the most common.
Its popularity is due to its efficiency and high-power output.
However, CO2 lasers tend to be more expensive than other laser types. Additionally, they are sensitive devices. Crashes can throw off mirror alignment–a costly problem to fix.
Solid-state lasers use metals or crystals as a medium. Since they are solid-state, no material is consumed during operation. Additionally, these lasers can achieve minimal beam diameters compared to gas lasers.
However, thermal expansion can be an issue. If the medium gets too hot, the laser diameter can become distorted. Additionally, the power output is relatively lower than the CO2 models. This drawback can be problematic for specific materials. As a result, these lasers can struggle with thicker or deeper welds.
Semiconductor (Diode) Lasers
Semiconductor lasers are compact, lightweight, and efficient systems for welding. They don’t require active cooling systems, consume as much power as other options, and don’t use mirrors, making them a durable choice for rough environments.
However, these lasers cannot achieve the high power featured in CO2 models. Also, beam divergence is more prevalent with semiconductor lasers.
CERTIFIED ROBOTIC ARC WELDERS AT PRIMO CORPORATIONS
Let PRIMO Corporations help you with your next metal fabrication project. Contact our sales team today for a complimentary consultation. As an AWS-certified robotic welding service with over 10 years of industry experience, PRIMO CORP provides the in-house precision welding and fabrication services you require. We work with a variety of specifications and materials including aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, and others. Whether you need robotic spot welding on heavy construction equipment or custom fabrication services for an architectural product, we’re a single-source provider with world-class capabilities. Contact us today for more information about our robotic welding services and to request a competitive quote.