Until recently, robot arc welding processes have lagged behind spot welding applications. This has been due to the high level of technical sophistication required for robotic arc welding coupled with a lack of economic pressure for its use. However, increasing concern about environmental conditions upon the health of welders, coupled with recent technological advancements and the shortage of skilled welding personnel, are changing this picture. In this article, a programmable welder, jointly developed by BOC Advanced Welding and Hall Automation and now installed in a number of United Kingdom factories, is described in some detail. An insert discussing the Unimation "apprentice" welding robot is also included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    20501 Ford Road
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48128
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Pagination: p. 77-78
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM