Welding automation by Red-D-Arc bridges the skill gap in manufacturingMay 15, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Red-D-Arc Welderentals is a premier supplier of welding equipment for sale or rent. In recent years, welding automation has grown exponentially in manufacturing, and the welding industry today faces a skill gap. As a result, employers have been adopting automated welding equipment to boost the efficiency of their weld operations.
But automated welding can bridge this skill gap in manufacturing – as explained by Red-D-Arc in a recent blog post.
Application of automation technologies
Welding automation denotes the use of equipment to automate all or part of the welding process. This is not necessarily the same thing as robotic welding; it means the application of automation technologies like positioners, manipulators, and turning rolls to the welding process. The user may position the weldment for manual or automated processes.
“Skill gap” is a term describing the discrepancy between the skills that job seekers hold and those that employers require – resulting in a large pool of applicants without the appropriate knowledge or skill set. Two likely reasons for the welding skill gap today are a lower number of qualified people entering the workforce and the majority of current qualified welders now reaching retirement age.
Welding automation by Red-D-Arc can solve this skill gap by filling positions with machines rather than with people. Switching to robotics also offers several advantages:
- Cost-effectiveness. Buying and installing automated welding equipment may be costly at first, but saves money over the long term. Customers have many financing options from which to choose when purchasing equipment, and employers do not have to concern themselves with the costs of wages, benefits, and professional development.
- Consistency. Machines can produce better-quality goods more consistently and more quickly than human workers can, leading to higher production and profitability. They also make fewer mistakes, resulting in less waste and more products available to customers.
- Programming. Automated welding equipment stores welding routines and settings, performing actions exactly as instructed, whereas human workers have to dedicate time and energy to learning new skills and make mistakes in the process.
Trust Red-D-Arc for innovative automated solutions.
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