The coronavirus pandemic is fast-tracking the take-up of "workstream collaboration". This next generation of unified productivity and collaboration tools is designed to make it easier for colleagues to work together from afar.
The benefits of automation are widely known, and most manufacturers aim to incorporate it into production to some degree. However, many of these targets have so far only resulted in plans, pilots or small scale automation projects.
More devices mean more data and more information. But there is a catch! Data in itself is not helpful until used in the right context. In order to gain that context, you must ask the right questions from the data.
In this short article, we'll discuss some of the metrics or key performance indicators (KPIs) that should be available for a particular process and how measuring those KPIs can increase the profitability of your operations.
Ever since the invention of our "cold" MAG welding process Cold Metal Transfer (CMT), if not earlier, we have continuously achieved a technological edge in many welding-related areas, resulting in cutting-edge mechanized and automated welding systems. Advanced power source technology stabilizes the arc and ensures perfect welding results. Modern monitoring sensors optimize guidance of the welding torch and compensate for component tolerances. Last but not least, smart data documentation systems assist in perfecting the welding process. Collaborative systems, smart sensor technology, software solutions for data management, and offline programming including welding simulation open up profitable welding opportunities for metal processing companies starting with a single batch. That is why our robotic welding cells prove profitable not only for large companies, but also for small and medium-sized enterprises.