Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these problems are discussed, and a system designed with the double objective of serving R&D efforts on welding applications and to assist industrial partners working with welding setups is presented. The use of object-oriented and distributed software to assist industrial robotic welding applications is discussed. This Article gives complete idea of design of a mechanism to automate TIG Welding of circular pipes and tubes.
Shrinivasa D, Gurudatta NJ Hegde, Mandath BS, Anil Kumar HS, Prajwal Bassapa J. Development of automation for manual tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 222-224