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New manufacturing technologies manage welding processes and avoid failures

New manufacturing technologies manage welding processes and avoid failures

Developed to facilitate people's daily lives, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) has also been explored in the manufacturing chain. The term refers to the act of connecting any equipment to the computer network. Besides improving people’s routine, this technological revolution can increase the productivity and profitability of the companies that bet on this strategy.

Sumig, a company specialized in welding and cutting solutions, recently launched a service that fits this innovative concept. With the Intellimig Portal, customers with smart machines, such as Sumig cells and guns, can access all information regarding welding processes through remote management.

The method used for this management is practical and easy to use. When you purchase a Sumig smart cell or gun, the customer receives a key access to the Intellimig Portal. With this login, the user can connect to the web platform through any computer or mobile device.

Data regarding the welding processes of the factory appear in the system in real time. Besides monitoring production, Intellimig Portal crosses information to generate many technical and graphical reports. It is worth highlighting that all this data is stored on a totally secure and reliable server.


Smart machines provide more profitability

By controlling welding processes, the Intellimig system can do more than just reporting failures: it enables the welder to prevent them. Since Sumig' smart machines rely on a programmable electronic device, they are able to analyze and control the previously defined parameters.

This function provides real-time monitoring of the machine's voltage and current, interacting directly with the welder. When the professional operates with parameters out of the process variability, an alert is activated. When the machine reaches some critical values, it blocks momently. This avoids wastes on operation time.

Digital Identification

Another Intellimig differential is the user’s identification. Each welder and each machine can receive a different register, which allows the production monitoring in a more detailed way. The parameterization of processes is done by the machine’s administrator login, which is protected by a specific password.

All these innovations provided by Intellimig result in a higher welding quality, since its repeatability is determined. Constant process monitoring also generates management charts, which can be used for cost control and operations optimization.

Watch the video to know how this device can move your company to the next level:  

Written by Tales Facchini - Sumig's Technical Engineer

Sumig is the preferred solution in robotic torches on the market

Sumig is the preferred solution in robotic torches on the market

Sumig manufactures robotic welding torches that easily and quickly connect to any robotic system, fitting with any robot and power source brands and types.

The torches are designed in three parts: torch head, torch body and kit of cables:

  • Torch heads: hundreds of models available varying the angles and cooling levels.
  • Torch body: specially developed models with high technology to optimize the robotic torch performance. 
  • Kit of cables: made with high quality materials that extend lifespan and give the torch wide versatility.

According to Sumig's engineer, Mr. Tales Fachini, this manufacturing system allows the replacement of the cables and the torch heads without the need to remove the robot torch body. “It makes easier to assemble and replace the parts, so the equipment maintenance is much faster and more cost-effective,” he says.

With numerous possibilities of cooling combinations and torch head designs, Sumig is the preferred solution in robotic torches on the market.

Are investments in robotics too expensive for small and medium-sized companies?

Are investments in robotics too expensive for small and medium-sized companies?

More than a differential, bet on robotic welding is a matter of survival

When it comes to robotics, many companies - especially medium and small sized ones - believe that this investment is not appropriate for their financial situation. In the past, this bet was not appropriate for smaller sized businesses, since the cost of a robotic cell started from values around US$ 500,000.

Fortunately, the scenario has changed in the last years. Nowadays, depending on the case, it is possible to begin the process of robotizing a company with investments around 20% of the value that was required in the past.

 Robotics is a matter of survival

The main advantage noticed by companies that choose robotics is the standardization of their welding process, since the robotic cell will always have the same result, both in terms of the time to manufacture a component and in the welding quality. Thus, the process is guaranteed and does not depend on the variability of the human hand.

 With the market becoming more and more competitive, it is difficult for a company that does not invest in robotics to be able to maintain itself for a long time, since the whole market is migrating for the production optimization. More than a differential, betting on robotic welding is a matter of survival.

Manual welder: an endangered profession.

Another important point to consider is that few people nowadays aim to be a manual welder. It is a market common knowledge that the profession has been entering practically into extinction.

What explains this fact is that people are looking for a better quality of life, investing more in study and training. This change is happening throughout the world.

From this reality, is expected that in a short period every process that has serial production will invariably have to be performed through robotics, either to reach a higher level of production or because the lack of labor.

Only the welds that vary widely, require a very great skill and also the welding of small batches of parts will be a man's responsibility. It is expected that in a few years the number of welding robots will exceed the number of manual welders that currently exist.

Sumig offers solutions for small and medium sized companies

Companies looking to start the robotic process should remember that the theme is not restricted to products such as cells and robots. This area also covers services involving the implementation.

Sumig, a company specialized in welding and cutting solutions since 1980, provides all the necessary steps to start the robotic process, since it offers product lines and services that meet from micro-enterprises to large companies. The process begins by choosing the product, followed by installation, training and after-sales.

The service mix offered by the company also counts on assessment in robotic welding, equipment programming and parameterization, preventive and corrective maintenance.

Performing all phases very carefully and in a personalized way is essential for the successful implementation of robotic welding. The goal of all brand operations is always to offer the customer the best cost-benefit of the market.

Written by: Fábio Tiburi | Robotics Director


Sumig 360: why is it important to choose a partner and not just a supplier?

Sumig 360: why is it important to choose a partner and not just a supplier?

SUMIG 360: 

When purchasing a new equipment for production, companies make a choice that goes well beyond the purchase moment. Some industrial products are considered capital goods and last for decades within a factory. The chosen company to supply these items need to be selected with caution, since the relationship with this supplier will continue to exist when the customer needs maintenance and other technical services.

Thinking of this constant partnership with customers, Sumig has launched the Sumig 360 initiative. Created to provide after-sales services, the program meets a variety of business needs and offer complete solutions for the market. Sumig 360 services include: preventive maintenance (robotics products and welding machines) corrective maintenance (robotic welding cells and automated plasma cutting system), training, consulting on robotic welding and assistance on programming and parameterization.

When it comes to acquiring a capital asset, it is important that companies look for a partner and not just a supplier. It is essential for managers to evaluate how long this brand exists in the market and what credibility it has acquired over the years. Sumig has been operating for 38 years and is responsible for providing services that justify the investment made by our customers.  
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Written by Fabio Tiburi - Director of Sumig Robotics

The SUMIG USA Blog Release

The SUMIG USA Blog Release

We are kicking 2019 off right by finding new ways to bring you some useful content. We are commited to bringing you the latest in welding and cutting solutions, articles and tips, and even industry news.

The SUMIG USA Blog will be the place you can turn for answers and knowledge.

Stay tuned!