Human control alone is no longer enough in precision industrial processing where instruments such as welding machines are used. Only highly specialised workers can continue using manual welding machines, but this entails a high cost to companies where many high-skill welders need to be employed in the production line.
In the industrial field, the know-how gained over many years and the desire to never stop the research process, are the two main features that enable making products suited to a constantly evolving market.
Robotic welding and automation will be the elements that will drive companies to evolve over the next few years, so even welding plants have no choice but to keep up with this technological and cultural development.
All the indications of industry 4.0 highlight the huge advantages brought by automation in factories, and therefore the great benefits of robotic welding systems.
CEA’s long experience, listening to customer needs and their consistent investments in R&D, have given rise to a series of special processes that make welding easier, even when having to tackle special situations like a vertical bead or the need to work well and fast.
For CEA, customer relations and customer service are essential. After purchasing a welding system, it is essential to have the assurance, from the manufacturer, that, in case of failure, they will intervene quickly and efficiently.
Over the years, CEA has invested much into the study and creation of inverter generators for plasma cutting; indeed, at the company, there is a department fully dedicated to these products, called Plasmatech.
Today, with industry 4.0, we have reached the fourth industrial revolution and great advantages are in store for those who will know how exploit these new technologies.
Even China is now starting to look onto the new world of industry 4.0. Beijing does not want to fall behind in the global market that is facing the fourth industrial revolution, and has implemented the “Made in China 2025” plan.
The guidelines dictated by industry 4.0 highlight, as we stated in previous articles, the importance of having synergic systems in companies’ production lines.
Let’s start with what MIG welding means. MIG stands for Metal-arc Inert Gas. From the name it’s clear that this welding process uses an electric arc, which springs directly from the filler metal, and the inert gas to protect the weld pool from oxidation.
Like all the technologies used in industry, even the welding process has undergone significant developments over the years.
To melt metal and subsequently achieve a joint, it is necessary to apply large amounts of heat, but what is important is controlling the heat input of the weld pool.