Let's quote one of our clients – VSM. This company produces bridge structures, and it's been using Abagy for about 2 years now. Evgeny Pashan, Chief Welder at VSM:
"Aside from direct comparison, we must take quality and replicability of the result into account. When work is done manually, everything depends on how good a welder is. You can have a good welder in the first shift, a mediocre one in the second, and a beginner in the third. Robots allow you to never worry about these possibilities again. A robot maintains the exact same quality during the entire period of its operation."In addition to consistent high quality production, robotic welding also saves you money in the following areas:
- 10% on wire (robots use the precise length of wire needed, while a person often uses a bit more than necessary)
- 10% on gas (robots are also more accurate in gas consumption)
- 30% on grinding welds after finishing welding (after robotic welding, grinding either is not needed at all, or the need is significantly less)
ABAGY also saves you money on assembly defects. To make our solution adaptive, we use machine vision which scans parts before welding, comparing them to their perfect 3D models. After scanning a part, the operator of the robotic cell sees all its deviations. If these deviations don't meet the standards accepted at the enterprise, the operator either marks the part as defective, or sends it for an adjustment. This way, unnecessary welding is avoided. Moreover, even more losses are avoided that could've happened later – when painting a defective part or worse, after sending it to the end client. In other words, it provides additional quality control.