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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: Welding Parameters, Productivity

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

Choosing the Right Wire Diameter for Welding

Posted by OTC Daihen on June 13, 2016

When welding is a vital part of your production line, every component in your machine can make a big difference in your efficiency and in the quality of the finished product. One of the areas where your choice can make a big difference is the welding wire diameter you decide to use. Is the wire you're using too small, too large or right where it should be? Today we'll help you learn how to decide by taking a good look at wire diameter and how to choose welding wire that will work best for your project.

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Topics: Welding, Welding Parameters

Why Welding Parameters are so Important to Finished Quality

Posted by OTC Daihen on April 4, 2016

Quality

When you're operating a production line, finished quality is vital to the success of your business. Engineers will spend a significant amount of time developing the specifications for your product, including developing the exact welding parameters for each part of the process. But how important are these parameters to the quality of your finished product? Using improper parameters can lead to excess spatter, creating a need for additional cleanup of welds. A cold weld will sit high above the surface of the metal work and result in lack of fusion in the weld root, creating a weak joint and requiring time-consuming cleanup. Here are some examples of how amperage, voltage and wire feed speed can affect the finished weld if the welding parameters are not properly set.

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Topics: Voltage, Wire Feeds, Spatter, Amperage, Welding Parameters

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