Three Ways to Reduce Weld Spatter

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 27, 2020
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Do Robots Steal Jobs From Welders? Our Experts Weigh In

Posted by OTC Daihen on June 25, 2020

Robby the Robot. HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Ash in Alien. As long as robots have been around, people have been mistrustful or downright afraid of them. 

The welding industry is no exception. Many companies - and welders themselves - fear the changes a robot would bring and the jobs it could replace. 

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[Video] Is Robotic Automation Right For My Company?

Posted by OTC Daihen on May 29, 2020

If your company hasn’t made the switch to robotic automation yet, you might be hesitating for one of these reasons:

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Customer Spotlight: PioneerIWS and Emergency Medical Solutions

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 29, 2020

We’re honoring OTC DAIHEN customers who are making a difference during the pandemic. Read about PioneerIWS’s response here.

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Myths and the Real Facts on Robotic Welding Systems

Posted by OTC Daihen on March 27, 2020

Imagine this: Your company has been producing server racks for years. You’ve gotten pretty darn good at it, good enough that a multi-billion-dollar company - let’s call them Zonama - takes notice. 

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Topics: Systems

Make the Most of Section 179 in 2018 When Investing in Welding Equipment and Robotics

Posted by OTC Daihen on March 23, 2018

The cap on Section 179 has gone up again for 2018, and your business may now deduct the full price of qualifying equipment, up to $1,000,000, when that equipment or software is financed from the company's gross income during a tax year. The raise (from $500,000 in 2016) is good news for businesses that were anxiously waiting to see if Congress was going to raise the deduction limit. This deduction can be used as long as the equipment is purchased and put to use between January 1 and December 31 of 2018. Now that you are able to write off the full price, you can get much more for your money and help make the most of your investment dollars.

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Topics: Welding, Robotics

Benefit of low-frequency pulse MIG welding

Posted by OTC Daihen on January 9, 2017

When you're running a production line's welding operations, there are any number of factors you need to take into consideration that can impact your overall profitability. By taking these factors into consideration, you can develop a welding process that maximizes profitability and quality. However, issues such as low weld deposition, high levels of spatter, poor weld penetration, welding out of position, poor bead appearance, distortion of thinner materials and low weld speed can all quickly impact your profitability in a negative way. One solution to consider is low-frequency pulse MIG welding.

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Topics: MIG Welding

When to use short-circuit/low spatter welder

Posted by OTC Daihen on January 2, 2017

When you're dealing with quality control issues in your production line, one common area of concern is your welding operation. But what kind of changes do you need to make to improve quality? Are there particular types of welders that can make a difference in your final quality? Absolutely! One common solution is to use a welder with ultra-low spatter features and benefits, but only if it works for your circumstances. Here's a quick look at what situations work well for ultra-low spatter welders.

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Topics: Spatter

Arc-welding economics exemplified

Posted by OTC Daihen on December 26, 2016

When you have arc welding operations as part of your production line, you want that operation to run in as smooth and efficient a manner as possible. But how do you reach the best possible quality without losing time and creating a production bottleneck? Previously thought to only be possible in TIG welding, we've developed ways for you to get the quality of TIG welding with the speed of MIG welding. Here's more about how arc welding exemplifies the economics of the production line.

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Topics: Technology, Spatter

What is Welbee? An Introduction to Automated Weld Quality Control

Posted by OTC Daihen on November 2, 2016

When welding operations are a vital part of your assembly line, being able to monitor and control the weld quality is important to your final product. But how do you keep track of what's happening across the line and ensure that welding operations remain within parameters during the process instead of catching mistakes after the fact? Whether your line is involved in manual or robotic welding, our Welbee power source can help. Here's a little more about our solution to your welding quality woes.

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Topics: Automation, Welbee

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