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Product Spotlight: 5 Advantages of Using a Milco Servo Weld Gun Over a Pneumatic Weld Gun

Posted by iGAM on Nov 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Milco Servo Weld GunServo weld guns, such as iGAM’s used Milco Servo Weld Gun, provide greater lifetime costs savings compared to traditional pneumatic weld guns. 

Welding equipment is a necessity for almost every manufacturer. With welding equipment, you can create neat weld joints on metal products. 

Welding can also be expensive depending on the equipment you use. Pneumatic welding guns, for example, lack efficiency due to their fluctuating supply of air pressure. This could negatively affect your product and your revenue. 

Servo weld guns are the superior option for manufacturers who want to weld while saving time and money. Learn more about the benefits of using a Milco Servo Weld Gun below! 

Milco Servo Weld Gun 

What is a servo weld gun? 

A servo weld gun is a machine that uses a servo motor to control the weld gun. 

Servo weld guns are able to connect with industrial robots for shorter cycle times and increased quality control. The speed of the welding process is increased as well due to the servo motor. 

Other traditional weld guns are pneumatic, meaning they are powered by air or gas pressure. Compared to electric servo weld guns, pneumatic weld guns are more likely to produce errors and waste energy. 

Benefits of using a servo weld gun

Servo weld guns offer manufacturers many benefits over the traditional pneumatic welding gun: 

Precise pressure control 

Because servo weld guns are operated using electric energy from a servo-actuator system, precision can be controlled to a greater extent than pneumatic weld guns. 

The high repeatability and ability to program any motion increases precision. Pneumatic weld guns have a fluctuating supply of air pressure, which forces operators to adjust pressure and causes issues with consistency. 

Increased productivity 

The servo motor decreases welding time, which in turn increases productivity and output. 

Flexible programming 

Servo guns are far more versatile compared to pneumatic weld guns. A servo welding gun can be programmed to achieve virtually any motion at a wide range of pressures.  

It can also be reprogrammed to weld differing thickness of the metals, allowing manufacturers to use the servo weld gun for more than one product. 

Improved quality 

An increase in precision and the ability to program the servo gun leads to an improvement in weld quality.  

There is reduced spatter and tip wear, and the servo gun applies less impact to the product which eliminates deformationsNatural human error is also erased since robotic programming has high accuracy and precision. 

Cost control 

Finally, servo weld guns reduce the costs associated with welding. While pneumatic weld guns have a lower acquisition cost, their operating cost over time is significantly higher than that of a servo weld gun due to the fluctuating air pressure compared to the even supply of electric energy. 

Servo weld guns are more cost efficient because they: 

  • Reduce the need for frequent weld cap replacement. According to a Robotics Tech Paper, replacing one less weld cap per day saves up to $100,000 or more over a 5-year period! 
  • Last up to 10 times longer than pneumatic weld guns 
  • Improve product quality and lessen the need for additional welds 
  • Create more products due to high productivity levels 
  • Save on utility costs 
milco servo weld gun

Making the investment to add a servo weld gun to your facility is worth the lifetime cost savings. 

Overall, servo weld guns are the preferred option for welding compared to pneumatic guns. Servo weld guns are more efficient, create higher-quality products, and reduce operating costs. They even provide safety benefits by tackling dangerous welding jobs in environments that may be hostile to humans. 

If you are interested in purchasing a servo weld gun for your production line, then check out iGAM’s Milco Servo Weld Gun!

Milco Servo Weld Gun 

The Milco Servo Weld Gun is designed and produced by Milco Manufacturing, a well-known supplier of resistance welding equipment since the 1950s. 

This servo gun can weld with a wide range of tip forces. It can easily be adjusted and controlled using your industrial robot software as the 7th axis. 

iGAM products are tested for quality assurance so you can get to work as soon as it arrives at your facility. Our refurbished industrial equipment makes automation accessible to manufacturers in all stages of growth. 

How to purchase 

Purchasing with iGAM is easy! We offer two ways to purchase on the iGAM Marketplace: 

  • Buy Now: Select the “Add to Cart” option for the fastest and easiest purchasing method to add this servo gun to your production line. 
  • Make an Offer: Send iGAM your best offer and we’ll get back to you with notification if your offer is accepted. 

Plus, this weld gun comes with our 20-Month Warranty Coverage. You’ll have access to technical support and repairs for up to 20 months if needed to give you peace of mind with your purchase.  

Financing with iGAM 

Are you interested in adding the Milco Servo Weld Gun to your production line, but you are hesitant to make the upfront investment? Consider financing with iGAM. 

We aim to be a resource for manufacturers of all sizes and industries. With our financing solutions, small- to mid-sized manufacturers can continue to grow their business without breaking the budget. 

You have two options to finance iGAM equipment: 

  • Fill out the quick application on the product page. It will be sent to the top lenders in the nation, and you’ll be able to choose the best lender from the first three offers. 
  • Apply for a line of credit! You can finance one or more pieces of equipment by financing with credit. 

Don’t let your budget keep you from maximizing your revenue growth. Visit our Financing page to learn more about how iGAM can help you automate your manufacturing facility. 

Weld with iGAM today. 

iGAM is the leading online marketplace for used industrial robots, robot parts, and robotics equipment. We specialize in providing affordable products that meet the demands of your business and enjoy working with our customers to deliver the results they expect.  

With unbeatable prices, selection, and customer service, iGAM aims to be the ultimate destination for automation products across the industry and an essential part of every manufacturer's asset management strategy. 

Create an account with iGAM today to purchase or finance equipment, save items to your wishlist, receive exclusive offers in your inbox, and save up to 80% on name brand industrial automation and manufacturing equipment. 

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