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Automation for arc welding with KUKA

KUKA offers a wide range of automation components, function packages and cells as standard products that are quickly available. They can be combined in a modular fashion and flexibly adapted to specific requirements. 

Always one step ahead: Arc welding with KUKA

Arc welding is one of the most popular welding processes in industrial settings because of its speed and ability to process many metallic materials. In addition to conventional welding functions, we at KUKA – as a thought leader and trailblazer in the field of automation – also offer long-term security of investment through the smart capability of integration into the digital and networked world of production. The result is greater effectiveness and flexibility throughout the entire value chain in industrial welding.

All-round package for a perfect weld seam

From engineering to service as well as customized turnkey solutions for automated welding

All around the world, our customers enjoy expert advice and comprehensive support for the implementation of their welding applications – from consulting to customer service. We can take care of the entire welding process for you, from process validation to prototype construction and small-batch production.

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  • Engineering

    We provide you with comprehensive support in the planning and implementation of your application, such as helping to select the appropriate welding technology or welding process.
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  • Technology packages

    As a leading robot manufacturer, KUKA offers preconfigured and intuitive complete packages, consisting of robot, controller and software, that can be put into operation quickly.

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  • TechCenters around the world with global standards

    KUKA TechCenters are available to customers as test laboratories at various locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
  • Global service

    KUKA service ranges from maintenance and servicing to spare parts supply as well as process and system training. 

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Learn about the different arc welding processes 

Gas metal-arc welding is an arc welding process in which an arc is ignited between an electrode and the component, fusing the workpiece and, if applicable, a filler metal. Here, a distinction is made between several methods. Among these, MIG/MAG welding and TIG welding are the most used methods for the process. These differ in the type of gas that is used and the choice of materials. They impress with maximum weld seam quality and a high welding speed.

Technical expertise, years of experience and a broad product portfolio for welding automation – with KUKA it is all from a single source

KUKA enables the customer to get involved in the trial welds in order to develop the best possible application.

Welding robots, positioners and welding cells:
standardized modular components that can be ideally combined

KUKA offers ideal solutions for all welding automation requirements – from individual arc welding robots with high path accuracy to preconfigured welding cells and fully-automated welding systems. A wide range of positioners and welding technology software as well as linear units round out the portfolio for perfectly coordinated overall packages.

Strong KUKA partners for arc welding

Our robots achieve the best possible welding quality with the appropriate welding equipment from our strong partners such as Fronius, Kemppi, Miller, Lorch, Lincoln, EWM, SKS, ESAB and Migatronic.

The welding equipment is connected to the robot controller quickly and easily via a field bus interface, such as EtherCAT (present in every KR C4 controller). In this way, the full range of functions is available to the operator at all times.

The arc welding of challenging workpieces is enormously simplified with KUKA positioners.

Want customized solutions?

With our expertise and experience in welding, we would be happy to advise you and work with you to find the perfect solution for your specific welding requirements.