APA: The response to high-level automation interest
“Could I use a robot to weld this component?” – this is a question that more and more companies, especially SMEs, are asking themselves. While robot welding has long been used for large-scale production or production of large quantities of one and the same component, it is still in its infancy for smaller series. The demand for increased automation is extremely high, for example, due to the lack of experienced skilled workers, but also due to the pressure to implement cost-effective production processes in a high-wage country like, for instance, Germany. In addition, the large market segment of what are known as “cobots” (a portmanteau of collaborative robots), which are smaller, compact robot arms, is also making it easier to implement new applications for welding.