Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — Novarc Technologies Inc. has launched its Spool Welding Robot “SWR-TIPTIG”, for fabrication shops and contract manufacturers. SWR-TIPTIG is a cobot designed specifically for pipe, pressure vessel, and roll welding applications requiring the TIG welding process.

Novarc is a robotics company specializing in the design and manufacturing of cobots and computer vision AI for automated welding applications.

“The SWR-TIPTIG mechanized TIG welding system allows operators using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG) process to make the highest quality welds with integrity and precision, at speeds 2-3x faster than manual TIG welding. And because of the ease of use of the SWR system, SWR-TIPTIG reduces the skill level required for welding, making it accessible to a wider range of operators, allowing previously non-TIG welders to make TIG quality welds,” said Soroush Karimzadeh, CEO of Novarc.


When appearance is important, fabrication shops typically use TIG welding for superior arc and weld puddle control to create clean welds when welding thin materials and exotic metals and to satisfy high-quality/testing requirements. Because the heat input is often controlled by pressing on a foot pedal, similar to driving a car, TIG welding allows the operator to heat up or cool down the weld puddle, resulting in precise control.

Novarc created SWR TIPTIG because of the demand from SWR customers to perform TIG welding. Novarc’s clients were welding higher amounts of stainless steels, duplex, super duplex and Inconel that required the TIG process.

Novarc’s new SWR-TIPTIG system can be used in industries like aerospace, food and beverage, mining and minerals, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power generation, shipbuilding, chemical processing and water treatment and desalination.

SWR-TIPTIG system can reduce human exposure to all welding hazards, positioning the operator several meters away from the welding arc and noxious welding fumes. Novarc’s automation welding technology allows the operators to work remotely from the arc, and with the use of proper ventilation, the risk of exposure to dangerous fumes can be eliminated, and radiant heat, as well as muscle fatigue, are minimized.

Novarc is exhibiting at Automate 2024 in Chicago, Illinois (Booth # 1888).


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