Productive Robotics
Productive Robotics’ Blaze welding cobot is designed to work with existing equipment.

High-Productivity 7-Axis Welding Cobot

May 25, 2023
The Blaze collaborative robot can be installed to work with an existing table, fixtures and welder, and can maneuver around all sides of large or complex parts and fixtures.

PRODUCTIVE ROBOTICS’ new Blaze welding cobot can be used with a customer’s existing table, fixtures and welder, reducing adoption/implementation cost. Unlike 6-axis robots, the 7-axis Blaze welding cobot can maneuver around all sides of large or complex parts and fixtures, allowing it to perform more weldments in a single set-up. Blaze is engineered with Productive Robotics’ proprietary teach-by-touch and equipped to accommodate high or low mix volumes, short or long part runs or jobs that require quick changeovers.

“We developed and built Blaze from the ground up using our augmented intelligent OB7 Stretch model because most job shops and contract manufacturers already have welders and welding tables,” stated Zac Bogart, president. “With Blaze, they don’t have to buy a whole system again. To date we’ve developed Blaze packages that are compatible with welders from eight major brands including Lincoln and Miller.”

Blaze has a 1,550-mm/61-in. radius operating sphere and requires no new fixturing. The Blaze tablet controller can hold an unlimited library of weld recipes, giving the operator command of all welding parameters including material type, voltage, wire feed, weld speed and gas flow.

A new employee or experienced welder simply uses the cobot’s control handle to physically teach Blaze to weld without programming. The collaborative cobot works safely next to its human co-workers. Live online support is provided by seasoned welding and robotic experts.

For manufactures that need a complete welding system, Productive Robotics introduced its all-in-one Blaze Duo and Blaze LF automated welders at IMTS in 2022. The two-station and single-station welding systems are also run by the augmented intelligent teach-by-touch OB7 Stretch cobot. The Blaze LF has an 8 ft. long table designed for extra-large parts and  set-ups. Productive Robotics designs and produces its line of collaborative cobots in the U.S.

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