MECH 2700 Robotic Welding

 Average 5 out of 5

Students will be introduced to robotic welding systems, learn to perform basic procedures on a system & provided with fundamental safety precautions.


Students will be introduced to robotic welding systems & learn how to perform basic procedures. They will learn how to create welding routines, program their own weld paths, and be able to store and retrieve programs and parameters.

Students will learn to program a welding robot through a teach pendant & simulation software, edit programs, set weld schedules & learn basic operator controls and indicators on the teach pendant and operator panel. This course also provides fundamental safety precautions while programming and operating the robotic equipment.

The learning outcomes are to have students:
1. Use appropriate safety precautions while programming and operating the robot system.
2. Use and explain the operator controls and indicators on the teach pendant and standard operating panel (SOP).
3. Explain the fundamentals of teach pendant and arc tool programming languages and menu structures.
4. Correctly position the robot using teach pendant and various motion types.
5.Implement welding program structure and operation including straight line, circles, and weaving fundamentals.
6. Use proper editing procedures, program commands/functions, and basic error recovery techniques.
7. Conduct proper torch and wrist alignment checks and set up a Tool Center Point.
8. Set up/incorporate User, Tool, and Jog frames into a weld program.
9. Create Position Registers, manipulate Inputs/Outputs (I/O)
10. Make temporary adjustments to weld points to compensate for batch runs.
11. Program weld commands and parameters, monitor feedback signals, and change weld procedures in the middle of a weld.
12. Use logic instructions to simplify programming of parts with multiple, similar weld joints.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1400593.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Connected and Automated Vehicles
Product Lifecycle:
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Resource Type:
Classroom Activity
Lab Activity
Lesson Plan
Roane State Community College
Author & Title:
Gordon Williams
Date Developed:
Monday, May 01, 2017
Automation,engineering,electrical,industrial,mechanical robotics,technology,welding safety
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Undergrad Students (15-16)