Automation is poised to revolutionize manufacturing, with adoption rates increasing from 10% to 25% by 2025. And for good reason—automation improves quality, workplace safety and efficiency, boosts productivity and can even lower production costs.
The same goes for your material and fabric welding processes. Automated material welding technologies use heat, speed and pressure to get the preferred welded seam, decreasing the risk of human error and speeding up production time. Automated technologies are also customizable and developed to meet the exact needs of your production process, products and materials.
As you look for ways to improve your processes and bottom-line, continue reading below to determine if automated material welding is the right fit for you.
Top Benefits of Automated Fabric Welding
The implementation of automated welding technology has increased in recent years, mainly due to the following benefits:
- Combine multiple production processes into a single automated solution to increase output.
- Generate increased efficiency to save on overall time and labor costs.
- Create production consistencies throughout your manufacturing process and improve product quality.
Manufacturers have the option to either add automated welding equipment to processes with existing equipment or make the transition to solely automation. While automation does require an initial investment, many manufacturers witness ROI—in their output, quality and labor costs—in two years and sometimes much shorter.
9 Industries that Benefit from Automated Material Welding
Automated fabric welding helps streamline production tasks, drive efficiency and increase employee safety. But before incorporating automation into your daily production, ensure these updated processes are ideal for your unique industry, team and end products.
Industries that benefit the most from adopting automated welding technology are those that consistently make the same product over and over again, including:
- Agriculture. Help meet the growing demand of agricultural covers and curtain by eliminating manual production steps.
- Awnings, screens and shades. Create leak-proof products in an efficient and productive way.
- Cured-in-place pipeline (CIPP). Automate multiple non-woven tubes with a variety of seams. Insert into automation the taping over a seam, sewing a seam or even using extrusions.
- Spiral ducting. Automated solutions provide continuous welding of your ducting, hose and tubes though ventilation ducting systems and flexible reinforced systems.
- Filter tubes and filter bags. Create precise and continuous increased output of top quality filter applications. Systems are fully automated with welding and or sewing with unwinds, accumulators, print technology, cut to length and rewinds.
- Geoliners, geotexiles and geomembrane. If you have in-house, high-speed production, automated solutions could improve your processes to reduce in-the-field labor and material handling. A fully automated solution will provide the ability to quickly weld overlaps on long, straight seams, producing products of various lengths and widths.
- Pool covers and liners. Create the strongest, most durable pool covers and liners with automated fabric welding equipment. Have the ability to fuel safety, energy savings and a great design appeal, with the integration of versatile, easy-to-use systems.
- Signs, banners and billboard tarps. Improve product quality that will last in high-traffic areas by applying automated welding techniques to your existing manual processes.
- Tents, structures and shelters. Automated fabric welding is used to increase longevity of frame tents, pole tents, clearspan tents, tension tents, party canopies and more.
Ready to Learn More About Automated Fabric Welding Technology?
Interested in learning more about automated fabric welding technology? Speak with a Miller Weldmaster expert for more information about the best automated solutions for your application.