OTC Daihen Blog

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

7 Key Interview Questions To Ask Job Candidates

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 25, 2016
  1. Find out how they dealt with a difficult situation on the job. Did they reach out to use teamwork to overcome the problem? Did they put in extra time to make it happen? Or are they blaming someone else? Behavior patterns tend to come along with new employees, so keep their answer in mind when choosing the right one.
  2. Ask them about their best times at work. Many people expect questions about difficult times, but they don't have a pre-fabricated spin on the good times. Did they get excited about a raise? Did they enjoy moving up through the ranks? This question helps you figure out the candidate's priorities and how they'll behave to excel at your company.
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Topics: Management, Hiring

5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Productivity

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 18, 2016

Today's busy world makes serious demands on our time. During the same time that we're expected to get everything done, there are more issues that need to be resolved, errands that need to be completed, and events to attend. How do you squeeze it all in and still get any rest and free time? By boosting personal productivity. These five tips will help get you started on the road to more free time fast.

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Topics: Productivity

Three ways to reduce spatter

Posted by OTC Daihen on July 11, 2016

When you have welding in your production line, one of the worst problems to deal with is determining how to reduce spatter. Caused by metal thrown free from the welding point to land on nearby surfaces, reducing spatter improves efficiency and reduces overhead in your assembly line, as less time is spent cleaning up the weld and in wasted material. Why would you spend time and money removing part of what you worked so hard to apply? But how do you reach a point of having minimal spatter in your welds? Here are three tips for reducing spatter from your production line welds.

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Topics: Spatter, Productivity

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