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A typical project for ARC Specialties begins when a customer goes to the company with a manufacturing problem. Working with the customer, the staff will propose a solution. In some cases, ARC needs to prototype the system before a complete proposal is possible. In the ARC research facility, a full testing and technical setup allows the technology services staff to work with tools from stereo lithography welding systems to racecar camshaft welds. Frequently, this ability to develop a process before a full-blown manufacturing system is built will allow ARC to improve the final machine and shorten the delivery time. ARC Specialties builds on three basic platforms, programmable logic controllers (PLC), machine tool controller (CNC) and 6 axis robots. The ARC6 robotic welding robot is one of the last remaining robots designed and build in the USA. No one technology solves all manufacturing problems. Generally ARC will choose a PLC if given a process problem. PLCs are fast and reliable—when the motion requirements exceed that of a PLC, ARC selects a CNC controller. When ARC is presented with a problem that requires 6 axes of motion, the company will use an articulated arm.

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Live Event: 9 Points to Consider Before You Automate Welding & Cutting Applications

POSTED 05/15/2020

Dan Allford of ARC Specialties has developed a 9-point checklist of critical items for you to consider before deciding to automate your welding or cutting application.

Over his 40 years of automating, welding, and cutting, Dan has only found a few projects which perfectly match all his criteria. Since the exception proves the rule, Dan will present case studies of projects which succeeded despite this and show how technology overcame each issue.

Join Dan for his 20-minute presentation followed by a Q &A session with Dan along with John Martin and Dave Hebble.

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