ESAB introduces cobot for MIG welding applications

ESAB has introduced its first cobot, or collaborative robot, for MIG and pulsed MIG welding applications on steel, stainless steel and aluminum alloys. The ESAB Cobot enables operators to teach welding paths using a software app that runs on a standard smart phone or tablet (Apple iOS or Android) and a “Smart Puck” to hand-guide the torch and record its position with the push of a button. The ESAB Cobot costs a fraction of a pre-engineered robot cell, does not require a programmer and deploys in a matter of hours.

The ESAB Cobot features a Universal Robots UR10e industrial robot arm. UR is the automation industry’s leading provider of cobots and has an installed base of more than 50,000 cobots. Welding components include ESAB’s premiere heavy industrial welding system, the Aristo® 500ix pulse power source, the RobustFeed U82 wire feeder, an air- or water-cooled torch and accessories.
The cloud-connected ESAB software app offers free and fast in-app support from a team of experts that responds to inquiries in two-minutes or less, as well as access to knowledge articles and extensive list of tutorials. The app automatically stores weld sequences, enabling them to be recalled even if they are deleted from a device. Users can add charts to track production data and consumables use, as well as share part programs between cobots.

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