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Spot Welding Cells - Robot, Battery Cells, Lithium Cells, Manufacturing Applications
Design, Engineering & Fabrication Services

Gable Manufacturing designs, builds and maintains fully integrated, turnkey automated spot welding systems. We have a complete selection of resistance welding controls, weld heads, power supplies, weld monitors, and data acquisition equipment. This equipment can be integrated through PC or PLC based motion control systems.

Manufacturers and fabricators rely on a variety of material joining methods. Automated robotic spot welding is a universal method for bonding materials, and provides accuracy, high repeatability and cost reductions.

Robotic Spot Welding

Robotic Spot Welding

Many manufacturers see advantages to robotic spot welding including:

  • Improved weld consistency
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Ability to reach difficult welds
  • Reduced need for filler materials
  • Higher repeatability
  • Maximizing throughput & uptime
  • Floor space saving
  • Minimize life cycle costs
  • Higher production rates
  • More metal thicknesses can be welded
  • Cost reductions
  • Ideal for sheet metal applications

Industries Benefiting from Robotic Spot Welding

The automotive industry first embraced automated spot welding. Automotive factories contain many different types of automated robotic systems. Auto body frames are typically spot welded at the joints with robotic welding systems. Aerospace is another industry benefiting from automated spot welding systems. The airline industry, marine manufacturing and the medicine are other industries using automated robotic spot welding.

Types of Robots for Automated Spot Welding

Types of Robots for Automated Spot Welding

Many robotic spot welders are articulated arm or six-axis. These types of robotic welders have the ability to contort themselves around the workpiece. They can reach difficult areas and make difficult welds.

Advantages of Automated Spot Welding

Consistent Welds - Automated robotic spot welding systems perform the same weld, in the same way, each and every time. Six axis robots can have metrics in the sub-millimeter ranges.

Higher Throughput – Robotic welding systems have higher welding speeds. They are faster than manual welders and can keep up a quicker pace day after day.

Cost Reductions – The price of automated robotic systems is primarily in the initial cost of acquisition. The increased productivity of an automated spot welding system will exceed the initial investment over time. This can result in cost reductions and higher profits. The lower cost of robot maintenance can reduce business overhead.

Labor Reliability - With the pool of skilled workers dwindling, automated spot welding systems are a viable and cost effective alternative for most businesses. Automated welding systems are robust and consistent. They can remain in service for over a decade or more with regular preventative maintenance.

Gable Manufacturing can deliver higher efficiencies, energy savings, and reduced costs through our automated robotic spot welding systems.