Mechanized Solutions for Welding and Cutting
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Why Mechanize Your Welding & Cutting?
Imagine a carpenter today using a bit and brace to drill holes instead of using a power tool. Why then are welders holding a torch, when it can be more accurately operated clamped to a motorized carriage?
Improve Weld/Cut Quality and Appearance
The machine moves the torch at a precise rate of travel and maintains torch to work distance as well as angle. This reduces defects and costly repairs such as grinding and touchup to blend starts and stops. Mechanization allows an operator to continue a weld or cut without interruption.
Light Weight Portable Machines are Carried to the Workpiece
Bug-O machines are held in place with powerful magnets for ferrous applications or vacuum cups for non-ferrous applications. Material handling costs are greatly reduced due to Bug-O’s portability.
Work In All Positions
Whether flat, horizontal, vertical or overhead, our machines allow you to work in any position required for your application.
Bug-O equipment quickly increases production and quality. Money is saved with reduced material handling. A better work environment is created for welders and operators.
Increased Operator Safety
Reduce operator fatigue.
Short Learning Curve
Operators control speed, direction and torch angle for their cutting or welding with basic machine controls.
Automated Welding & Cutting
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Skilled Labor Shortage
The welding industry (AWS) predicts that by the year 2022, the U.S. will have a shortage of over 450,000 skilled welding professionals. Shipyards, fabricators and the construction industry are all effected by this shortfall. With mechanization, a qualified welder is still necessary, however, due to the increased efficiency more welding can be achieved. This addresses the welder shortage. Furthermore, mechanization allows facilities to achieve greater efficiency and profitability while utilizing their workforce to their greatest potential.
Meeting Production Needs
Production is all about finding ways to complete more work faster while maintaining quality. A motorized carriage performs repetitive welds or cuts in production with little deviation. Meanwhile, parameters remain consistent. This precise speed and path control improves quality, deposition and cut/weld appearance.
Reduce Material Handling and Rework
Having portable machinery that can be carried to the workpiece greatly reduces material handling costs. Mechanized equipment allows welding/cutting to be performed in all positions. Distortion is greatly reduced, and rework is minimized with regulated travel speed and uniform heat input.
Increasing Operator Safety
Welders/operators are removed from the weld puddle and harmful welding exposure effects with Bug-O mechanization. Operator fatigue is reduced since the welding/cutting is performed by the machine and simply monitored by the operator. Uncomfortable repositioning that occurs with manual welding is not experienced.
Bug-O Systems is committed to empowering our customers by providing operator- controlled mechanized solutions for their welding, cutting and custom applications.