Robot welding means welding that is performed and controlled by robotic equipment. In general equipment for automatic arc welding is designed differently from that used for manual arc welding. Automatic arc welding normally involves high duty cycles, and the welding equipment must be able to operate under those conditions. In addition, the equipment components must have the necessary features and controls to interface with the main control system.

A special kind of electrical power is required to make an arc weld. The special power is provided by a welding machine, also known as a power source. All arc welding processes use an arc welding gun or torch to transmit welding current from a welding cable to the electrode. They also provide for shielding the weld area from the atmosphere.

The nozzle of the torch is close to the arc and will gradually pick up spatter. A torch cleaner (normally automatic) is often used in robot arc welding systems to remove the spatter. All of the continuous electrode wire arc processes require an electrode feeder to feed the consumable electrode wire into the arc.

Welding fixtures and workpiece manipulators hold and position parts to ensure precise welding by the robot. The productivity of the robot welding cell is speeded up by having an automatically rotating or switching fixture, so that the operator can be fixing one set of parts while the robot is welding another.

To be able to guarantee that the electrode tip and the tool frame are accurately known with respect to each other, the calibration process of the TCP (Tool Center Point) is important. An automatic TCP calibration device facilitates this time consuming task.

Typical components of an integrated robotic arc welding cell:

  • Arc welding robot
  • Power source
  • Welding torch
  • Wire feeder
  • Welding fixtures and workpiece positioners
  • Torch cleaner
  • TCP calibration unit

Palletizing refers to the operation of loading an object such as a corrugated carton on a pallet or a similar device in a defined pattern. Depalletizing refers to the operation of unloading the loaded object in the reverse pattern.

Many factories and plants today have automated their application with a palletizing robot solution of some kind. Robotic palletizing technology increases productivity and profitability while allowing for more flexibility to run products for longer periods of time.

A robot control system with a built-in palletizing function makes it possible to load and unload an object without spending a lot of time on teaching. Robotic work cells can be integrated towards any project. With current advancements in end of arm tooling (EOAT), robot palletizing work cells have been introduced to many factory floors.

In Order Fulfillment, there a few robotic solutions that are really revolutionizing the material handling world. These include Layer Forming and Inline Palletizing, Layer Depalletizing and Palletizing, and Mixed Case Palletizing, each have specific benefits that can truly improve a client’s operations with marked productivity,

Machine Tending can be dangerous work and requires the consistency that a robotic solution can provide. Robots replace human interaction to move product from a supply position, transport it to a machine, orient it, and then interact with the machine. Our designs are capable of handling items as small as a dime and as large as a refrigerator – in turn key solutions.


Robzoft is able to take on machine tending projects that are highly customized given the flexibility of our in-house design and manufacturing. Benefits of a machine tending system from Robzoft include:

  • Repeatable accuracy and improved quality of production (increases more than 25%)
  • Minimizes human error & improves ergonomic conditions
  • Short ROI & lower overhead cost compared to manual machine tending
  • Robots can be mounted between 2 machines or overhead to save valuable floor space
  • Increased machine and system utilization & capable of 24/7 machine tending



  • Loading and unloading products for grinding
  • Loading products into CNC milling and turning machines
  • Tending injection mold product loading and unloading
  • Stamping, punching, trimming, EDM, and forging press loading and unloading
  • Compression mold component materials loading
  • Holding a product for welding operation

Robzoft is now offering the exclusive SMART (Software, Maintenance and Robotics Training) package to qualifying schools. ABB’s robotic package for education is available for purchase exclusively to High Schools, Universities, Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, Vocational Schools, and Adult Education Centers.


Key benefits of this program are:

  • Students will learn robotic cell hazards, health and safety and maintenance requirements.
  • Students will utilize the same robots and software that are used in industry, including the offline programming software RobotStudio.
  • Using hands on training, students will learn to utilize the latest automation technology while applying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
  • Schools can use the new package to integrate robot training into their programs