Комаров Артем об интеграции машинного обучения (eng)
Комаров Артем об интеграции машинного обучения для увеличения производительности сварки труб (eng)

Комаров Артем об интеграции машинного обучения для увеличения производительности сварки труб (eng)

Komarov Artem clarified that SWR was developed specifically for automated pipe welding. The main challenge is scaling the workforce for projects, which can reduce productivity if not managed correctly. To meet this need, the decision was made to invest in a Spool Welding Robot (SWR).

The machine offers precise cutter control and machine learning algorithms that can detect various features of the workpiece.
The unit has been designed specifically for pipes, pressure vessels and other types of roll welded products. It features an adaptive control system that helps ensure precise torch control, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to detect weld pool patterns.
SWR can seamlessly integrate with customers’ production flow and existing production processes.

The SWR has a small footprint and a very long range, allowing it to be used in almost any production facility, regardless of layout or varying requirements,” said Artem Komarov. It is designed to have minimal interference with the production flow.”

Pipeline projects can require difficult starts and stops with little time to ramp up and down the workload. By adding SWR to a fabrication shop, it strategically increases capacity and many of the negative impacts that come with short-term workforce changes, while also occupying a small footprint. SWR also helps address the nationwide shortage of skilled welders by helping less experienced operators produce high-quality welds .

Комаров Артем, интеграция машинного обучения

The operator programs a robotic welding machine. The machine has a user interface that is easy for operators to learn, regardless of experience level.
Finding the balance between a stable workforce and changing customer and industry demands can be challenging. The culture of an organization is very important to the management team. SWR meets a range of user requirements for the installation process and provides comprehensive training for installers.

This is another way to ensure that SWR is integrated into your production processes as smoothly as possible.
Anyone who welds for more than 10 minutes knows that the physical demands are significant,” welders get tired, said Artem Komarov.

The ergonomics of the SWR are an immediate benefit to the welder, they still use their hands but don’t have to wear a hood and are much easier to control with a joystick.

Creating an attractive workplace the increase in productivity also had an unexpected effect on the shop floor. Often with automation there is an initial hesitancy to either use new technology or need to make changes that may be perceived as high risk.

Cobots are designed according to the standard for collaborative robots and collaborative robot applications governed by ISO 15066, so the cobot is mainly equipped with force and speed limit sensors to ensure that if a safety event occurs, it can safely stop working. Additionally, the health hazard to welders is greatly reduced since the welding torch is moved by the cobot and welders are not exposed to welding fumes and arc light.

SWR is mainly used for welding pipes for pressure vessels, industrial refrigeration, ammonia refrigeration — mainly pipes for industrial applications. In addition to being very easy to operate, the SWR improves the quality and consistency of welds. SWR independently creates a root passage, ensuring ideal penetration from root to top, emphasized Artem Komarov.