Robotic Welding Cells to Address Shortage of Welders

Custom Fanuc Welding cell on a custom stand
"The average age of a welder in the country is 55; the wave of coming retirements will leave manufacturers at a disadvantage. The American Welding Society estimates that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 290,000 professionals, including inspectors, engineers, and teachers." (

This shortage of welders quoted by is probably not surprising to you if you operate a manufacturing facility in the US.  The most common project our customers inquire about are MIG welding cells and systems.  If your company is interested in speeding up your welding production or is having trouble finding qualified welders, consider installing a fully automated robotic welding cell. 

As a manufacturer grows, it often struggles to find qualified welders to staff its operations. Rigorous training and experience is necessary to produce skilled welders. The relative scarcity of trained welders and the potential effects of worker turnover are seldom-considered welding costs, but should be as the financial consequences of this human resource factor are often significant. Switching to robotic welding cell automation creates jobs for skilled robotic welding technicians responsible for several robotic welding cell robots. Once properly installed and configured, these automated robotic welding cell systems almost always complete the welding in substantially less time with higher standards. 

With over 25 years of robotic welding experience, Antenen Robotics has the skill and experience  to provide you with a safe, affordable robotic welding cell that meets your need at a price you can afford.

Depending on your needs, Antenen can design a cell to include any of the following:

  • robot
  • power source
  • wire feeder
  • torch
  • breakaway
  • torch reamer
  • anti-spatter spray
  • turntable
  • steel base
  • safety fence
  • light curtain or
  • safety mat
  • alternate power sources
  • aux axis indexer
  • fixture design/fabrication
  • on-site installation
  • on-site training
  • on-site programming and process development

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