ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!
Ok, not the whole world — just the job parts…
ABB’s VirtualArc robot welding simulation software teaches robots without waste
19 August 2009
ABB says its VirtualArc robot welding simulation software allows welding robots to achieve precise, clean, mass-produced welds.
Human welders draw on experience, intuition and trial-and-error to establish the right parameters for a welding job. Transferring this skill to robots can be complex.
While robots speed productivity, and provide accurate repeatability of tasks, they can only get the welding right if they have been programmed correctly.
“Teaching” a robot to perform a arc-weld, means providing it with the knowledge that comes from many years of human experience and the intuition that enables it to choose the appropriate process for a new task.
Traditionally, experienced welder set up the welding parameters on robots by performing a series of test welds and adjusting parameters to hone the result. This approach uses up materials, manpower and energy.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay to robots on the job?