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Why should you consider a 7-axis robot for your welding application?

Posted by OTC Daihen on October 10, 2016

Are you having problems with weld access, torch position, interference or floor space issues? If you are, our 7-axis robot can provide you with superior weld quality and ease of use that outstrips the competition. But what advantages does it provide over the more common 6-axis welding robot? Here are some of the best benefits our customers have noticed.

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Topics: Welding, Robotics

Get your parts moving! How can auxiliary-axis positioners expand your welding robots quality and output?

Posted by OTC Daihen on October 3, 2016

When you're trying to improve your business' assembly line, many people overlook the possibility of adding welding positioners. By improving capability in your production line, you can improve your profitability and lower your overhead. But what is a welding positioner and how do you get the best possible configuration to meet your needs? Many of our customers have questions about these handy tools, so here are some details to help you get the most out of your welding operations.

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Topics: Productivity, Welding Parameters

Creating a healthy environment in a welding facility

Posted by OTC Daihen on September 26, 2016

Working in a welding facility can be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. There's high voltage electricity, serious heat and vaporized metal particulates. How do you keep your workers safe? Here are a few tips to help create a healthy work environment in your production facility.

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Topics: Welding, Health

Welding Robots: Benefits of purchasing new vs. used

Posted by OTC Daihen on September 19, 2016

When you're running an assembly line, it can seem as though there are a world of choices ahead of you that can impact your overhead and profitability in a number of ways. One area that this happens in is your welding operation. When you need to replace your welding machinery, should you look at new or used welding robots? We've taken a good look at the topic and have developed this cost/benefit analysis to help you decide what's the right choice for your operation.

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Topics: Robotics, Reducing Cost

How to cut welding manufacturing costs with better weld quality

Posted by OTC Daihen on September 12, 2016

When you're in manufacturing, every extra expense adds to your overhead and cuts into your productivity. How do you lower your labor, material and equipment costs? At OTC Daihen, we know welding. Here's our look at how to reduce welding costs on your production line.

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Topics: Reducing Cost

What part of the welding process most affects the bottom line?

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 29, 2016

When you're in business creating products, welding process profitability may seem like a vague concept. But welding operation costs can cause direct impacts on your profitability. Which area of welding causes the highest change in your bottom line? Learn which one has the strongest impact here.

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Topics: Welding, Welding Parameters

The Fine Art Of Firing Problem Employees

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 22, 2016

We've all had to deal with it at some point. There's a bad worker in your company that's driving everyone crazy. Maybe it's the all-too-often personal days, the drama they spend half their shift creating, the bad attitude towards producing quality work or the catty attitude that annoys everyone they come in contact with. But we're always worried about lawsuits, unemployment and actions the employee can take when fired. Worry no more - here's the fine art of firing a bad employee.

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Topics: Management

Benefits of a wireless teach pendant on your welding line

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 15, 2016

Production lines use integrated teach pendants to operate welding robots. Unfortunately, these teach pendants have been hard wired into one location, requiring significant travel for the operator or technician to perfect the operation for the right results. But at OTC Daihen, we've spent the better part of a century providing cutting-edge breakthroughs in welding technology. One of those innovations is the wireless robot teach pendant, which allows more movement by your operators and technicians and improves your robot teaching time. Here's more about how wireless teach pendants can improve your bottom line.

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Topics: Technology

High Speed Meets High Quality: Synchro-feed technology overview

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 8, 2016

At OTC Daihen, we have spent decades providing cutting edge technology breakthroughs in industrial welding operations. One of our recent developments, which has been seen at several trade shows around the world, is our new synchro-feed welding technology. This innovative new process provides a high quality weld at a high rate of speed, with minimum spatter and clean up required. But many of our clients have had questions about this technology, so we've created this blog post to help you determine whether it is a good match for your production line and welding operations.

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Topics: Technology, Productivity

The Cost Of Investment: Training, Skill Set, and ROI

Posted by OTC Daihen on August 1, 2016

If you've ever had to hire a new employee, you know how much stress is involved. You advertise for a new or vacant position, sort through the resumes, bring in the best for interviews and then decide. But your stress and expenses have only begun at that point. After you've hired a great prospect, they must be trained and focused on exactly what you need them to do for your company. Only then can you begin to see a return on your investment. We know this time is difficult, so we've developed a guide to help you through the new-hire process:

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Topics: Management, Hiring

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