Robotic Welding

Robotic WeldingNelson Steel Products offers a complete range of welding services, and our welders are experts at cutting-edge robotic welding, MIG welding and stainless steel welding.

  • Robotic welding - 17 robots
    • 9 single robot cells
    • 4 double robot cells
  • Mig and Tig welding
  • Spot welding
  • Seam welding
  • Urethane roller
  • Types of steel welded
    • Stainless
    • Carbon
    • Aluminum

Welding is the heart and soul of steel fabrication and the primary means of joining formed components. Before the advent of robotic welding equipment, the skill and attention to detail of individual welding operators were major factors in welding quality: the strength, accuracy and appearance of weldments. While the skill of welding craftsmen still plays a big role in steel fabrication, robotic welding has made substantial inroads.

Robotic welding changed the face of welding because it makes both the handling and positioning of components and the actual welding process completely automatic. One of the primary applications for robotic welding is for spot and arc welding in high-volume manufacturing operations such as auto production.

Although robotic welding has been a fixture in U.S. manufacturing since the 1960s, it was not until approximately 20 years later that the use of robots in welding really took hold. Proven early in auto production, robotic welding won favor in ever-expanding areas of manufacturing. Both their numbers and the number of applications they serve have grown steadily. In 2005 it was estimated that approximately 120,000 industrial robots were at work in U.S. industry with about half of them in welding operations.

With welding being such a central capability in steel fabrication, robotic welding is a barometer of how well a steel fabricator is keeping pace with changing technology. Once again, Nelson Steel stands heads and shoulders above competitors. A leading innovator in robotic welding, Nelson Steel has 13 robotic welding stations containing 17 robots to meet the growing demand for precise production welding.

It is certainly no secret that, in virtually every field, technology is the price leaders pay for staying in front. Nelson Steel Products has always invested heavily in new and emerging technologies, and robotic welding and laser cutting technologies are prime examples. It is how the company remains a leader.

With broad welding capabilities and the versatility to accommodate a wide range of technique and materials, Nelson Steel is positioned well to meet present and future demands for precise robotic welding.