Vice President of Sales USA
Scott Flood is vice president of Sales USA at KUKA. He is responsible for increasing the company’s brand awareness and growing market share. A results-oriented leader with an extensive background in problem solving in complex environments, Mr. Flood utilizes over 25 years of experience in sales and robotics to develop and execute KUKA’s sales strategy and manage its sales team.
Prior to KUKA, Mr. Flood served as a business unit manager for Comau Robotics, where he oversaw project execution, managing forecasts by validating opportunities and risk. During his time there, he established capture teams and team leaders, as well as frame agreements. Additional duties included providing global price coordination, customer executive reviews and financial reporting to the global manager.
ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP
New Technology for Robotic Welding
Welding of one sort or another has been the No. 1 application for industrial robots almost since the technology was invented. According to the International Federation of Robotics, 50 percent of all the world’s robots are used for welding. Specifically, 33 percent are employed for spot welding, 16 percent are doing arc welding, and 1 percent are performing some other type of welding operation.
With six-axis robots, assemblers can weld parts better, faster, more consistently and more safely. And, the capabilities of welding robots have improved dramatically in recent years, even as they have become easier to use and less expensive to deploy. A technology that was once solely the province of automotive OEMs and other large manufacturers is now well within the reach of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- What welding processes can be accomplished by a robot?
- What are the advantages and limitations of robotic welding?
- When should manufacturers invest in welding robots? How can they justify the investment?
- How to specify a welding robot.
- What auxiliary equipment is necessary?
- Tips, tricks and advice for successfully implementing robotic welding.