Robotic Weld Cells - Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
End users once concerned with the cost of the entire project - including purchase, integration and operational costs - are now taking more narrow views that tend to ignore many of the offsetting benefits that come part and parcel with flexible automation in general, and some robotics applications in particular. Robot manufacturers need to emphasize and refine the way a system is sold so that users can choose from pre-packaged solutions.
Few people would neglect to change the oil in their cars, but many robot purchasers think it is unnecessary to perform any PM on their equipment. Good prevention certainly pays for itself in increased uptime and productivity. In many cases, good dry ice blasting PM programs also can improve quality by, Dry Ice cleaning the contact tips, liners, nozzles, wire feed rollers, fixtures and robots on a regular basis.
All of these items contribute to a stable welding arc, and weld location, which translates into better quality and process - which translates into better quality and process reliability.