Robotic welding systems

Robotic welding solutions and Fanuc welding robots

John hart Automation provide flexible, reliable and custom robotic welding solutions for the metal fabrication industry and can provide a range of Fanuc welding robots for various applications including arc welding robots and collaborative welding robots.

John Hart Automation is the only one-stop-shop for the complete range of Fanuc welding robots in Australia with a nationwide network of branches including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.

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This John Hart Automation robotic welding cell features a FANUC Arc Mate 120iC welding robot with an integrated 7th axis servo positioner and a Lincoln Electric Power Wave S500 Advanced Process welder.

Robotic welding benefits

Welding is a difficult and dangerous job. The protective gear is hot and restrictive, and the work is hard. Fatigue is part of the job, and leads to inconsistency. A robotic welding system removes people from an unpleasant and dangerous task, while lowering costs and improving quality at the same time.

Increased speed

A robotic welding system performs faster than a human because the welding torch is always in the optimal orientation and moving as fast as possible. A robotic welding system also offers repeatable cycle times making scheduling and performance more predictable.

In addition, because robotic welds are generally cleaner than those made by humans, less dressing and clean-up is required.

Improved quality

Robotic welding systems provide confidence in the integrity of each weld, which is especially important in the production of safety-critical parts. Consistent motion, speed and position between the welding torch and workpiece also means consistent quality. There is no risk of variation, and as the robotic welding system never tires, the last piece produced is identical to the first.

Less scrap and waste

Consistent quality means no scrapped parts due to bad welds. That's especially important on high-value jobs where there is no room in the budget for extras or spares.

Scrap parts are one source of waste in welding, but another is the consumables used. Because robotic welding is faster, excess usage of fluxes, gases and filler metal is minimized.

Reduced cost

Robotic welding systems are highly cost-effective, especially for longer production runs where the system cost can be amortized over a large number of pieces. A robotic welding welding system can run unattended through breaks, at night and weekends, lowering costs further by increasing capacity.