Buck Barber, Sales & Marketing Manager for Navus Automation, Inc., will speak at the National Robotic Welding Conference & Exhibition (NRAWC) in Milwaukee on June 7, 2017. The conference highlights the newest tools and techniques for data driven, flexible robotic manufacturing.
Adaptive welding robots have traditionally been employed to handle low skill, repetitive tasks, from a fixed location. But with the tools and features available today for offline programming, sensing, tool changing, and remote monitoring, robotic systems are gaining the flexibility and technology needed to increase a single robot’s range of capabilities.
As an example of those advances in capabilities, Barber’s presentation at NRAWC will reveal how a remotely operated, multi-function robotic work cell makes welding in a dangerous environment more safe and efficient. The unprecedented system is designed to move the robotic welding work cell 100 feet into position in a dangerous environment while the operator works remotely from a safe location. The multi-task robot effectively preps joints, welds, provides inter-pass cleaning, and vacuums welds remotely.
Barber will be representing Navus as one of the featured industry leaders presenting on data driven flexible manufacturing with single or multiple robots, and new advances in optimizing upstream processes. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the conference. The mission of the conference has been to present new and emerging technology in the areas of welding and automation. The conference was unique from the beginning in that it did not have a call for papers but instead featured invited speakers, like Barber, based on cutting edge technologies.
With years of research and development and a certified weld inspector on staff, Navus has developed innovative strategies to meet the toughest challenges. Founded in 1998, Navus Automation, Inc. is an industry leader in full-service custom machine building, welding, and integration solutions. Navus collaborates with many Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, military, agriculture, and consumer industries. Navus engineers provide exceptional robotic solutions for integrated systems that increase productivity, quality, and safety.