Automated Welding Solutions

AUTOMATed WELDING
Lincoln Electric Automation Division integrates robotic arc welding equipment and automated welding systems to help you decrease manufacturing costs, increase weld quality, improve welding productivity and enhance your working environment.
Cotterman Uses Robotic Automation

 FEATURED ARTICLE

COTTERMAN COMPANY - A STORY OF COLLABORATIVE EXCELLENCE USING ROBOTIC SYSTEM 55

In 2011, Cotterman Co. — with four U.S. manufacturing locations located in Croswell, MI; Bakersfield, CA; Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA — was the recipient of the coveted W.W. Grainger, Inc. Partners in Performance Supplier of the Year Award. According to Nick Valore, Vice President of Cotterman, “Before winning the award, Cotterman was awarded the general performance award for four consecutive years.” Cotterman, a top-performing supplier for Grainger, won the award by delivering a higher qualityfabricated steel rolling ladder product within 48 hours or less.

Valore attributes Cotterman’s success and improvement as a company to the Grainger supplier scorecard measurements. Based on the scorecard, a key initiative for Cotterman was to reduce manufacturing turnaround time and fulfill orders rapidly.

To do this, the company needed to change its manufacturing habits. So, according to Valore, “We had to reduce finished good inventories and make small batches of product  according to the orders received.” Cotterman went from large finished product inventory to zero inventory, creating a just-intime manufacturing process.

Such a change in manufacturing philosophy had both costs and benefits, but ultimately it compelled Valore to seek robotic automation in a unique and creative way. 

Read Full Article
Watch Video

AUTOMATION NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS

Lincoln Electric Acquires Easom Automation Systems, Inc.

Oct 08, 2014

View Article
Accu-Pak® 500 & 1000 Pound Bulk Packages Meet ASTM Standard D4169-09

Aug 01, 2014

View Article
Lincoln Electric Acquires an Interest in Burlington Automation

Nov 18, 2013

View Article

EVENTS

AUTOMATION ARTICLES
Automated Welding - Not Just for the Big JobsConXtech: Robotic Welding Reduces Weld Time by 92 Percent!CORSA Improves Productivity and Weld Quality Using STT and RoboticsCotterman Company - A Story of Collaborative Excellence Using Robotic System 55Crown Equipment - Robotic Welding Increases Productivity in Unlikely ApplicationsDesign Strategies for Mobile Robotic Cells - What Every Fab Shop Needs to Know About Planning, Design and ExecutionDeWys Manufacturing, Inc. -- A Very Wise Use of Welding AutomationEast End Welding Inc. Implements Robotic Submerged Arc Welding For Power Generation ApplicationFixturing for Robotic WeldingF.R. Custom Metal - Gains Productive Edge with Robotic WeldingHybrid Laser Arc Welding Has Its Time Finally Arrived?Industrial Robotics Expands Beyond the Automotive IndustryLuitink Manufacturing -- Robotic Welding Helps Company Keep Up with DemandMichigan-Based Fabricator Turns the Concept of Job Shop on Its HeadPioneer Tool & Die - RapidArc GMAW-P & AutomationPipeline Equipment Manufacturer Finds 87-Percent Time Savings In Automated WeldingPower Source Software SolutionsRidgeview Industries Takes Advantage of Robotic Welding CapabilitiesRobotic Welding "Drives" Production and Yields Precise Quality for Metal Substructure in DashboardRobotic Welding Gives Chrysler and Doge Motorsports a Competitive EdgeRobotics: Joint Sensing TechnologiesRobotics: Purchasing Your First Robotic Welding SystemRobotics and AutomationThird-Party Preventive Maintenance: A Smart Decision for Efficient Automated WeldingTruck Equipment Manufacturer Moves to Robotic Welding and Meets Growing Customer Demand Head OnTube.tec -- Robotics reduce Spatter and improve ProductivityValley Industries: Lincoln Robotic Systems Boost EfficiencyWelding is the Life Blood for Company Building Large Wood Reduction EquipmentWhat is Hybrid Laser GMAW?
AUTOMATION LIBRARY

Advanced Technologies for Tandem SAW Narrow Groove Applications DOWNLOAD

Consumables Make a Difference in the Welding of Wind Towers DOWNLOAD

Justifying Robotic Welding System Cost DOWNLOAD

Robotics Evaluation Checklist DOWNLOAD

Robotic Pipe Welding, World Pipelines, March 2010 Download

Link

ASK THE EXPERTS

Get help from Lincoln Electric welding experts. Contact Us.