New BDM in the Middle East

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Job Vacancy in Germany

Further to our continued growth, Redrock Automation Ltd is looking to appoint a further Business Development Manager located in Germany, to build and continue the development of the company within the region. The successful candidate will be required to introduce Redrock Products and Services through building relationships with customers directly and also through Welding Distribution […]

Why Automated Welding?

The use of industrial automation technology has been growing rapidly due to the higher productivity and profitability it generates. Welding is one of the complex manufacturing processes. The advancements in industrial technology now allows us to automate almost every welding operation. The automated welding system can help businesses get rid of the ineffective manual process and increase the quality of their product.

We can divide the automated welding processes into two processes: fully automatic and semi-automatic. In fully automatic welding operation, a custom-built device performs almost every aspect of an operation from loading and indexing to quality control and unloading. On the other hand, in a semi-automatic setup, an operator manually loads the workpiece and a weld controller organizes the operation in accordance with present parameters. After completion, the operator unloads the workpiece.

Advantages

Automation has extensive significance when a quality and quantity cannot be compromised and can ensure the following advantages:

  1. Increased productivity

Automation in welding positioning is designed to allow the manipulation of any work piece to allow a downhand weld no matter the location of the weld.

Why downhand welding? If the weld metal is all downhand, gravity helps the welder. The result is equal legs on the fillet welds, a smoother bead surface, minimum clean up and less weld-repair time and reduce the number of weld defects.

  1. Repeatability

Humans can perform welding tasks to a certain limit, however the use of an Automated welding machine will help reduce the limitations and increase the number of welds being produced all to the same standard.

  1. Safety

Manual welding involves a vast number of health risks; exposure to toxic gases and fumes can cause serious health issues as well as electric shocks, fire and explosions. Automation in welding can help minimise and/reduce these issues.

  1. Decreased labour costs

Manual welding can lead to defective welds resulting in wastage of time and resources. Automatic machines decrease workload resulting on the enhancement of productivity levels and reduces energy consumption.