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Robotic welding technology launched to tackle skills shortage

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Ficep UK, in partnership with AGT Robotics, has launched the SABRE welding robot, which is said to be a system that could help address skilled labour shortages.

The SABRE system complements Ficep’s existing steel processing equipment range by performing the robotic welding of all secondary components on the main member.

The system automatically senses all the relative surfaces so the robotic welding process can be generated without any manual manipulation. An operator needs to load the section after the detail has been tack welded at the proper locations into the automated welding positioners.

Ficep UK Sales Director, Chris Berriman, said: “We are delighted to bring the new SABRE system to the UK. It is an impressive, yet competitively-priced, robotic welding system which eliminates manual layouts and automates the welding processes of rolled structural steel shapes and fabricated beam sections.

“It has camera vision for scanning parts and, coupled with its reliable software, further improves productivity. What’s more, the SABRE has the smallest footprint of any robotic welding system offered to the UK market, which helps free up shop floor space.”

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