1. Why should I use a robot for my welding needs?

Switching from manual welding to a welding robot offers multiple advantages:
► Welding Robots are Cheaper - Robots are a one-time purchase. After factoring in all the money spent on the equipment cost and the hourly rate of a manual welder companies typically find that robots are a cheaper alternative for welding needs. To figure out the amount of money you can save annually by using a robotic system use our ROI calculator.
► Robots Offer Greater Accuracy - Robots, unlike humans, can be programmed to execute the same weld repeatedly without even slight alteration. They are capable of great precision. Robots are less likely to make mistakes. This in turn leads to a more reliable, high-quality product.
► Welding Robots Up Production - Robots are able to work 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no breaks, which means an increase in production. With welding robots, cycle times are often much shorter, leading to more throughput.
► Robots Conserve Resources - Robots won't waste your time or materials. Their programmed precision makes them less likely to waste products because of faulty welding. They work quickly without taking breaks, saving valuable hours and cost.
► Welding Robots Create a Safer Workplace - Welding can be hazardous to one's health. Robots are oblivious and protected against welding dangers like smoke, fire, fumes - taking humans out of potential danger.
► Robots Bring Flexibility - The large work envelopes of welding robots allow for better part accessibility.

2. What is required when shipping a robot?

Unless specified otherwise, it is the customer's responsibility to arrange and pay for a confined air-ride box truck with an entrance no less than 110" tall and a width that can accommodate a forklift for loading and unloading the robot.

Extra large systems that need flatbed trucking must be weatherproofed prior to shipping with a heavy-duty plastic tarp. Extra charges may apply with this option.

3. What standard warranty is offered with the purchase of new or used systems?

The standard warranty on a refurbished RobotWorx robotic system is one year. This warranty covers all parts and labor.

4. What are the steps in the robot reconditioning process?

RobotWorx' thorough 168-point inspection sets us apart from other integrators. Our engineers inspect every vital component for reliability. Inspections vary with each robot depending on its condition and number of hours.

Roll your mouse over the yellow dots on the robot and controller to find out what our Certified Quality Inspection includes.

5. What does RobotWorx do to guarantee customer satisfaction?

At RobotWorx we provide high quality customer service. Our number one priority is making sure each customer is happy with their purchase. Here as some of the ways we keep our customers satisfied:

* Top-Notch Workmanship:
RobotWorx provides high quality workmanship on all systems and parts. Every robot system is put through a rigorous testing and rebuilding process. Our team of certified technicians and welding engineers is committed to excellence.

* Workcell Customization:
RobotWorx specialty is building customized workcells. We will construct robotic systems to meet every customer's specific needs - from safety environment and footprint to robot model and tooling configuration.

* All-Inclusive Warranty:
RobotWorx' robot warranty covers 100% parts and labor on all new and reconditioned robotic systems. We offer phone support to each customer for the lifetime of their robotic system.

* Free Training:
One of RobotWorx' customer perks is free training. We make sure every customer is familiar with their robot system and is able to operate it correctly prior to selling.

6. What determines whether or not RobotWorx will buy my used welding robot?

At RobotWorx we're always interested in expanding our inventory of used welding robots. We offer top dollar for robots that meet our search criteria. In fact, if we're interested in your robot we promise to beat any competitor's price by 10%.

When considering a used welding robot for purchase, RobotWorx focuses on the condition of the control cabinet and welding robot manipulator. Pictures of the robot help us determine the condition of the welding robot. We ask questions so we can learn as much about the used robot as possible.

RobotWorx pays special attention to:

* The availability and condition of the teach pendant
* Status of the servo amps
* Presence of the circuit boards
* Previous applications performed by the robot

RobotWorx is primarily interested in industrial robots made by the following manufacturers: Motoman, Fanuc, Nachi, ABB, Panasonic, Kuka, OTC.

7. Does RobotWorx repair welding robots?

Repairing welding robots is one of RobotWorx' specialties. Many adjustments and repairs are made throughout our robot refurbishment process.

We are committed to meeting the repair needs of each of our customers. That's why RobotWorx' one-year warranty covers all parts and service on every welding robot sold.

While we can't offer repair services if you purchased your robot elsewhere, we do have an extensive inventory of new and used parts. We offer affordable prices on welding parts for a variety of robot models.

8. Does RobotWorx provide robot training to customers?

It's important to be comfortable with your new robot system. That's why we offer free training to every customer at our facility in Marion, Ohio.

At RobotWorx, you'll get a chance to program your robot system under the supervision of a certified robot technician. You'll also be briefed on your system's safety features.

9. Do you only integrate robot welding applications?

Welding-Robots.com represents the welding division of RobotWorx, an industrial robotics integrator capable of automating a wide variety of applications. While the welding division website provides customers with welding specific information, two other websites showcase our other services.

10. What topics are addressed during the training class?

The items covered in the welding training class include:

* Modify an existing welding program and correct errors
* Use selected edit functions
* Write a job using sequence commands
* Modify a job
* Operate a job using control panel and teach pendant
* Recall system set / advanced functions using teach pendant
* Recall system data using teach pendant
* Use upload / download software
* Teach weld program
* Modify weld program using override function
* How to change batteries
* Power up / power down
* Recall teach pendant, control panel keys & switch functions
* Select operate and teach using the control panel & teach pendant
* Perform tool alignment
* Move robot axis using various coordinate systems
* Program Teaching
- Linear Program
- Circular Program
- Linear Weave Program
- Circular Weave Program
* Program Modification
- Linear Program
- Circular Program
- Linear Weave Program
- Circular Weave Program
* Program Operation
- Linear Program
- Circular Program
- Linear Weave Program
- Circular Weave Program

Download Interview PDF