Novarc Technologies: World’s First Collaborative Welding Robot

The Spool Welding Robot (SWR)

Novarc Technologies is a robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications.

Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is the world’s first collaborative welding robot. It provides pipe fabrication shops servicing oil & gas, building construction, shipbuilding and other process piping applications with a collaborative welding robot solution that transforms the way clients can bid on jobs. Novarc automates the pipe welding process, working alongside a human operator. This increases productivity, weld quality and consistency, with the ability to recover clients’ capital investment within six to 18 months.

Black & McDonald invested in the SWR because they wanted to safely improve the productivity of their welding processes. “We were shocked to see that there was a three times increase in productivity using the SWR. But we’re also very pleased at the high level of safety it provides to our workers,” says Peter Tuck, Regional Vice President at Black & McDonald.

By being a cobot, the SWR can be operated by junior welders. Therefore, it is able to improve shop productivity and produce consistent high-quality welds every time.

This technology, the spool welding robot specifically, is definitely the way of the future,” Vice President and Sales, Rick Campbell.

The SWR is a fast and efficient welding solution capable of storing and quickly recounting weld data and videos for accurate shop analysis and quality control. 

“We have seen a growth of 1235 percent since the product launch in 2016, ranking us number 45 among the top fastest growing companies in Canada,” Soroush Karimzadeh CEO and Co-Founder.

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