Robotic Welding Cell in MiIlitary Bases
Posted on 28 February 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being welcomed by a growing number of governments, individuals and businesses as increasing efficiency and productivity are facilitating exponential growth in many divisions of the global economy. Militaries all over the world have increased their application of automation as it is proving invaluable as they discover the immeasurable long-term benefits.
Automated fabrication processes such as robotic welding enable the military to use programmable tools to weld and handle parts. The use of robotics has proven to fill the gap left by the growing scarcity of welding professionals. Just like companies that use automation to achieve production and reduce injuries in the workplace, the military can adapt robots to ensure high-quality results as well as reduce the risks to people involved, keeping them safe. The continual advancements with programming mean the robots can be modified to the required conditions.
The severe heat and element reactions involved in welding make it an ideal purpose for robotics, as this cuts down the exposure of workers and operators to these potential hazards and risks.
Increased productivity and energy-saving are extremely significant. Robotic welding completes jobs quickly, effectively and economically, making fewer mistakes than humans while all the time increasing the speed of manufacturing. Robots can run 24/7 without any rest. Because they run consistently the welding systems are able to conserve energy meaning less start-up time and expenses.
So where are all the professional welders? According to the survey’s throughout Australia, skilled trades such as welders are quite scarce. Weld Australia CEO Geoff Crittenden states, “With a projected employment growth rate of 7.2 per cent expected over the next five years for structural steel and welding trade workers, the welding skills shortage is clearly reaching a breaking point in Australia.”
Robotic welding is a fundamental tool in today’s manufacturing when it comes to high-quality, efficiency, shorter cycle times, reduced waste and return on investments.
Mexx Engineering® is one of the few robotics and automation companies in Australia. We are known for designing and manufacturing complete lines that are built to handle a range of functions.
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The implementation of robotic automation within the military industry offers incredible potential for improved safety, quality and productivity by enhancing process monitoring and control.
With a high number of fully automated robotic systems, manufacturing defence vehicles and painting of vehicle coating and camouflage pattern will become much more consistent, and with more top quality. By removing human error and unpredictability out of the equation, a fully automated machine is advantageous, especially in improving speed, efficiency and repeatability. By doing so, we also cut down waste from human mistakes and ensure overall quality.