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Easy Robotic Welding at IMTS in Yaskawa Motoman Booth

Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette. Last updated on May 05, 2016 5:09 PM
Posted on Sep 10, 2014 9:26 PM. 2 min read time

IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) is held in Chicago this week. Our Kinetiq Teaching technology is being demonstrated at Yaskawa/Motoman booth N-6600. 

IMTS is one of the biggest shows of its kind held from September 6-13 2014. A lot of companies are there to demonstrate their newest technologies and to keep in touch with their customers. It also has good buying opportunities for many companies. In fact more than 91% of the people/enterprises are successful in their research and find a specific product or solve a manufacturing problem at this show. A whole lot of technology is shown off, from robotics to metrology passing by CNC machining, IMTS has a large variety of product to offer.

Motoman/Yaskawa has been a good partner for us with the integration of Kinetiq Teaching in workshops. This year they decide to showcase a sample of our product at IMTS. If you are able to go to the show and are interested in seeing a robotic welder being hand guided to set up welding trajectories pass by booth N-6600 to get a better idea of the technology. The following video introduces the Kinetiq Teaching robotic welding demo featured at IMTS.


The American company based in the United States has nearly a 100 years of experience in the automation world. With offices in several countries and more than 175 robot models and a total of 300,000 robots on the market, Motoman/Yaskawa was a logical partner for us with Kinetiq Teaching. With robots covering all kinds of applications (Welding, machine tending, pick and place, painting, etc.) they have a huge experience as a robotic manufacturer.

Kinetiq Teaching

Kinetiq Teaching collaborative weldingWith Kinetiq Teaching we have made the bridge between the collaborative robot and the industrial robot by giving an opportunity to a human to enter into an industrial welding robot cell and enabling him to hand guide the robot. The technology is specific to welding applications. This means that the operator teaches the robot where to weld. So by a combination of points and trajectories, the robot makes its way around the part to weld as taught by the human operator. This technology is saving a lot of programming time (from 20 to 50%) and makes it easy for everyone to program a robot. Since, a user friendly software is included in the Kinetiq Teaching package, you don't need to be a welding expert or to have deep knowledge in programming to work with a robotic welder and Kinetiq Teaching. 

To see Kinetiq Teaching in action you should take a look at the Rapid-Line case study. A workshop that benefits from this technology. 

Rapid Line Got the Full Benefits of Robotic Welding. Learn How Here! 

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Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette
Mathieu is a production engineer at Robotiq, where he constantly strives to optimize the production line for Robotiq Grippers. He enjoys discovering new robotic applications and sharing what he learns on Robotiq's blog.
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