Production Welding Saves Time and Money
Many industries have adopted “production stud welding” processes because they offer several advantages over manual stud welding, particularly when multiple welds over a single work-piece (or series of work-pieces) need to be consistent and high quality. Today’s global industrial sector is more competitive than ever, so manufacturers are looking to reduce costs while maintaining high production standards. Investments in production stud welding systems pay off by providing responses to both those priorities.
One note: In almost all automated welding processes, computerization of controls is an integral aspect of the system. Microprocessing units can enable engineers and machine operators to manipulate welding specifics such as current, and arc time to accomplish the specific welding procedure at hand. Those same processors also facilitate quick and effortless transitions from one form of work-piece to another.
The three main benefits of production stud welding are significant in themselves. Within each, there are additional benefits related to the type of weld and the varieties of welding materials used.
Consistency of weld quality
Unlike human welders, automated welding systems do not tire and can produce uniform, high-quality welds consistently over a long period of time. High-repetition actions also are taxing to the human body and can cause chronic physical health issues as well as negatively impact the quality of the job performed. Again, production stud welding eliminates wear and tear on operators’ bodies while ensuring an accurate and quality weld every time.
Faster production times
Even when hand stud welding completes a task in less than five seconds, an automated system can accomplish it faster. Experts estimate that a production welding line can produce twice the work of a human welder in the same amount of time, doubling the value of the project. Increased welding speeds ensure that the welding projects do not slow down the overall manufacturing process, and the high quality of the welds ensure that there will be no stoppages for welding repairs, either.
Reduced labor costs
Rather than pay highly skilled welders to make these assembly-line-type welds, those welders’ services can be better used on more sophisticated and complex projects. Production stud welding frequently requires the less demanding skill set of a machine operator to set the controls and oversee material feeds and other welding processes. In some communities, where skilled welders are in short supply, a production stud welding line can provide many of the same services at lower cost and with potentially better results.
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