In 1962, General Motors introduced the first industrial robot for spot welding. The revolutionary welding solution was designed to improve employee safety during the automotive welding process—but by 1980, welding automation systems began gaining popularity in other industries.
Today, welding automation systems are one of the top industrial robotic applications. They make up 50% of the world’s automated robots because they are a modern, cost-effective way to increase productivity. With a growth rate of 8.91%, welding automation systems are expected to become more prominent by 2023.