GMAW (Mig) robotic welding cells have been used by Lou-Rich for over two decades, and have played a major role in improving welding processes. GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), also known as Mig robotic welding cells, are specialized automated systems that integrate robotic technology with GMAW welding processes. These cells consist of robotic arms or manipulators equipped with welding torches, wire feeders, and power supplies.

A typical welding cell consists of the following:

  1. Welder – which includes torch, wire feeder, and a power supply.
  2. Robot/Controller – positions the welding torch in space.
  3. Tool/Part Positioner – positions the part in space.

The Advantages of Robotic Welding Cells

At Lou-Rich, we’ve been using robotic welding cells since 2001, and have been upgrading these cells over the years. Utilizing robotic welding cells has streamlined our processes and has led to significant quality improvements and cost savings for our customers. It also has led to improved worker safety and has opened paths for career advancements.

Higher Productivity – Robotic welding processes can result in increased efficiency and output compared to manual welding techniques. This is achieved by minimizing the time spent on part movement and torch movement, leading to reduced costs and improved productivity.

Consistent Quality – Robotic automation helps reduce part-to-part variability. Manual welding can have variations due to differences in the welding process and inconsistent weld sequencing. Robotic welding, on the other hand, follows programmed instructions precisely, resulting in consistent weld quality and reduced dimensional variation in the welded parts.

Quality Improvements & Cost Savings – By streamlining our processes, we have achieved significant improvements in quality and cost savings for our customers. Consistency in weld quality, reduced dimensional variation, and enhanced productivity are just some of the ways in which our customers benefit from embracing this advanced technology.

Improved Worker Safety – By automating the welding process, it reduces welder exposure to weld fumes. Robots can also perform welding tasks for long periods without fatigue or discomfort in uncomfortable positions, minimizing the risk of injuries to human workers.

Career Advancements in Automation – Robotic welding has opened new career paths for employee-owners in areas such as part modeling, robot programming, and maintenance. Skilled welders can shift their focus to tasks related to new product introductions and continuous improvement projects, leveraging their expertise in more strategic and innovative areas while the automated welding process takes care of routine tasks.

Lou-Rich’s Robotic Welding Cells

Today, we operate five distinct cells, each offering unique capabilities to cater to a wide range of welding needs.

(2) Genesis GenS 3XC Mig Weld Cells

These cells feature two welding stations with servo-driven turntables. The center-mounted robot ensures precise torch positioning, while the load/unload operation can be performed simultaneously while the second station is welding, maximizing efficiency and productivity.

  • Ideal cell for higher-volume, mid-size weldments
  • Tool length: 78’’
  • Tool Swing Diameter: 49’’
  • Tool/Part Capacity: 2,200 lbs

Genesis Custom Versa Single Station with Robot/Track

This welding cell has a single station headstock/tailstock work cell and features a simple robot that operates on a 4-meter track. This setup enables precise torch positioning and offers the ideal setup for tackling larger-sized welding projects with exceptional accuracy.

  • Ideal cell for mid-volume, larger size weldments
  • Tool length: 156”
  • Tool Swing Diameter: 84”
  • Tool/Part Capacity: 5,000 lbs

Genesis Custom Modular Multi-Station with Robot/Track

This modular welding cell can be easily modified to accommodate various projects. Currently equipped with two weld stations, this cell offers flexibility and adaptability. A simple robot operates on a 30-foot track, allowing for precise positioning of the welding torch.

  • Ideal cell for mid to high-volume, large-sized weldments
  • Tool Length: 148” and 126”
  • Tool Swing Diameter: 84”
  • Tool/Part Capacity: 5,000 lbs per station

Genesis Custom Versa 2H Dual Station with Robot/Track

This powerhouse work cell features a center-mounted robot on a servo-driven track as well as two opposing work cells equipped with servo-driven headstock and tailstock. This offers exceptional versatility for complex welding projects. Currently used for large frame weldments for timber cutting equipment.

  • Ideal cell for mid to high-volume, large-sized weldments
  • Tool length: 154”
  • Tool Swing Diameter: 60’’
  • Tool/Part Capacity: 5,000 lbs per station

The Future of Welding at Lou-Rich

At Lou-Rich, we are committed to staying at the forefront of welding technologies, not only in MIG Robotic welding cells, but in laser welding, cobots, and vision systems. Our goal is to weld more complicated assemblies with improved quality standards. The future of welding as a primary process in fabricated metal assemblies is certainly bright. If you have questions about any of our welding capabilities or would like to discuss your project with us, we encourage you to reach out to our team at