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

Take Welding Robotics to the Next Level with OTC Daihen Training

Posted by OTC Daihen on October 24, 2016

At OTC Daihen, we believe in offering our clients a one-stop shop for all their robotic welding needs. One option that many of our clients are still unaware of is our hands-on robotic training classes in our Tipp City, Ohio location. Can't get to Ohio? Though our clients typically get the best benefit from our well-equipped classroom, we can also bring our certified OTC Daihen technicians to you. Our training program is designed around real world manufacturing processes and can help you be more self-reliant for programming and maintenance issues. Here's a little more about the courses.

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Topics: Welding, Maintenance, Programming, Training

Yoda was Wrong, You Can Try Before You Do: Benefits of Simulation and Offline Programming

Posted by OTC Daihen on October 17, 2016

"Do or do not, there is no try." Yoda was wrong. When you work with OTC Daihen, you can try before you invest in expensive pre-engineered robotic welding cells. We offer a couple options that many of our clients find helpful when they want to change between welding robot systems to ensure they work or to drastically reduce changeover time on their welding production lines. Here's a quick look at how these programs help you make a successful transition quickly.

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Topics: Technology

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

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