Chris Norris

Robotic welding tube

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Automation in tube and pipe welding

March 11, 2008 | By Chris Norris, Pat Clayton

Robots make a lot of sense for tube and pipe welding. The return on investment for a typical robot system can be seen usually within six to 24 months, depending on the parts, complexity of the system, and learning curve of the manufacturer. Quality improvements are typically seen immediately. In addition, by tracking the process, manufacturers can make changes to improve production time and determine the throughput of the system for accurate part production projections.

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