The American Welding Society estimates a 400,000-worker shortage by 2024. The urgent need for more welders and higher skill levels among welding personnel is widely known and accepted in the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Ensuring seamless laser weld quality control and manufacturing traceability, the monitors catch weld errors as they occur in real time, instead of reacting to defects downstream. This ultimately increases yield, improves quality, saves labor, and increases savings.
Novarc Technologies Inc. creates robots for spool welding and other custom welding operations. To enhance the operator experience, Novarc turned to COPA-DATAs zenon to create a simple user interface for its robotic welding machines.
There are a number of manufacturing issues that come up when projection welding fasteners onto hot stamped boron steel components. In most cases, the weld nuts and studs used are considerably softer than the 1500 MPa stamping.
Multiple axis welding positioners are being implemented in many industries to reduce the footprint required to process and access parts, while minimizing the number of times a part must be manually moved.
A unique distillery uses Pleora's Visual Inspection System to maintain brand quality standards and reduce errors that increase operating costs and slow production. To help ensure brand consistency, the distillery uses Pleora's AI-based Visual Inspection System to add decision-support for manual labelling processes. The camera-based system integrates pre-packaged AI plug-ins that are easily trained on a customer's unique requirements to visually highlight product differences and deviations for operators and inspectors on a display. The distillery trained the Image Compare plug-in to identify key brand elements on the bottle, with a real-time on-screen image overlay then guiding operators as they manually place the emblem. In addition, the system can be used as a training tool to teach new employees on brand quality standards.