When Should My Company Invest in Robotic Welding?

Posted by OTC Daihen on October 7, 2020

When you're running a production facility, it can be hard to know when it’s the right time to add robotic welding to your assembly line. 

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Why You Need to Upgrade Your Manual Welding Equipment

Posted by OTC Daihen on September 1, 2020

Walk into any sizable hardware store and you’ll see a range of welders, some a few hundred dollars or less. 

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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

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