Robo evolution


Robotics

Almost 40 years ago (1974), ESAB and ASEA (today's ABB) created the world's first electric welding robot. Since then, the industry has been transformed by radical developments in robotic welding technology – many pioneered by or in collaboration with ESAB. Dual stations and robot travel tracks (1976), hanging robots and travelling gantries (1978), free-programmable positioners (1981), fully flexible manufacturing systems for arc welding (1984) – this relentless pace of development has made us a world leader.

World leadership brings worldwide applications experience and expertise, to the mutual benefit of all. As an ESAB customer, you gain full and personal access to an unrivalled source of technical and applications expertise, service and support. Our worldwide local representation and network of independent distributors offer practical expertise and technical solutions, whatever the challenge: material properties, welding, cutting or general productivity enhancement.

ESAB robotic wire feeders support all MIG/MAG processes offered by ESAB including QSet™ (the short arc welding process with artificial intelligence) and Superpulse™ (the most versatile gauging process for heat input and penetration depth).

A full range of ESAB robotic torches is available in gas or water-cooled versions, for both hollow-wrist and non-hollow-wrist robots. ESAB power sources make the ideal partner in the production or pre-fabrication of high-alloyed materials, where exceptional welding performance is essential. Typical applications include robotic welding, advanced mild and stainless-steel fabrication, advanced aluminum fabrication, shipbuilding and yellow goods.

Automation & Robotics integration
  • Full range of processes from MIG to SAW
  • Easy to integrate interfaces
  • Reduced production downtime
  • Packaging solutions for continuous, high duty cycle welding
  • Weld logging improves quality and productivity

Standard packages are available in different configurations for ABB, Motoman, Fanuc and Kuka:

ESAB Robotic Configurator  

The upcoming Robotic Configurator allows the user to configure their system in three ways: 
  • A full process package with torch 
  • A full process package without torch 
  • Configure just the torch only 
The system is intended to walk you through your choice from the robot to the contact tip & produces a bill of materials detailing the part numbers & pricing therefore ensuring that you do not miss any parts.