ESAB names AGT Robotics first North American automation partnerClick image to enlarge

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has named AGT Robotics, Trois-Rivieres, QC, as its first North American automation partner in its Integrator Partnership Program.

Under the arrangement, ESAB provides AGT Robotics with access to ESAB's technical, sales, marketing and distribution resources, as well as preferred pricing on equipment. AGT Robotics provides the ability to offer turnkey automated welding and cutting systems, as well as service and support throughout Canada and the United States.

"By combining our expertise in automation equipment and filler metals with AGT Robotics' ability to engineer custom solutions, we offer customers a total solution for maximizing productivity and quality," says Mike Castner, VP of Capital Goods, ESAB. "ESAB has long used the Integrator Partnership Program in Europe, and now we are expanding this successful program to North America."

With more than 20 years of experience, AGT Robotics specializes in low-volume, high-mix robotic welding, robotic plasma cutting, robotic gouging and robotic grinding. Industries served include structural steel, tanks and vessels, rail car, heavy fabrication and machinery fabrication.

The company and its automation installations have been featured in Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine's print issues and online.

"AGT Robotics makes small-batch fabrication a reality by using proprietary software in combination with 3D laser scanners that automatically create custom-made robotic trajectories for each part," says Louis Dicaire, VP Marketing, AGT Robotics. "Products such as our BeamMaster and GougeMaster incorporate an unprecedented level of integration between software, scanners, and industrial robots. We can eliminate the expensive robotic programming that previously prohibited low-volume, high-mix automation" (watch video of automated beam assembly).

While AGT Robotics has access to the full line of ESAB products, core automation solutions include the Aristo® Mig and Origo Mig power sources combined with ESAB's WeldCloud™ online data management platform. ESAB's high-productivity automated welding processes include SuperPulse™ for superior productivity and quality on aluminum and stainless steel, ICE™ (Integrated Cold Electrode) submerged arc welding for deposition rates greater than 70 lbs./hr. and SAT (Swift Arc Transfer) for welding steel with OK AristoRod™ 12.50 non-copper coated steel wire.

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