Welding requires craftsmanship. TIG welding is particularly difficult and the finish pieces vary depending on the welding technician. Fujita Works, which had been using skilled workers and industrial robots to perform welding, anticipates a future shortage of human resources for both hand welding and the complex programming of the industrial robots, and wanted to realize TIG welding not affected by the skill level of the craftsmen and the availability of robot programmers.
Fujita Works Co., Ltd.
Universal Robots Handle TIG Welding and Press Brake Loading, Improving Both Production Efficiency and Job Satisfaction at Fujita Works Fujita Works, Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high-precision sheet metal components, wanted to automate its TIG welding operation due to the lack of skilled workers. After much trial and error with a system integrator, the company developed a solution with cobots from Universal Robots (UR) that enables even young employees to perform high-quality TIG welding. In addition, Fujita automated the loading of workpieces into the press brake system to improve work efficiency, reduce the physical burden on the workers, and increase their overall job satisfaction.