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A Welding Cell That Supports Remote Collaboration



James D. Gilsinn, William G. Rippey, Joseph A. Falco, Timothy P. Quinn, Robert Russell, Keith A. Stouffer


Discrete part manufacturers using robotic arc welding cells often have several more geographically distributed plants than welding experts. This ratio often leads to costly downtimes due to both logistic and communication deficiencies between weld engineers and the production site. The ability for engineers to remotely access welding cells from their home office to anywhere in the world can yield several benefits. These include quicker response time to problems, improved weld quality, increased production line reliability, and reduced travel time for weld engineers. We describe the NIST testbed technology and infrastructure for remote manufacturing that has been applied and demonstrated on a robotic welding cell where valuable process data can be made available to remotely located engineers in real-time or near real-time.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computer Technology in Welding
Conference Dates
September 28-30, 1999
Conference Location
Detroit, MI
Conference Title
Ninth International Conference on Computer Technology in Welding


Welding, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, Standards, interface specifications, internet, monitoring, remote collaboration, weld cells, WWW


Gilsinn, J. , Rippey, W. , Falco, J. , Quinn, T. , Russell, R. and Stouffer, K. (1999), A Welding Cell That Supports Remote Collaboration, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computer Technology in Welding, Detroit, MI, [online], (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017