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By April 2, 2019News


VANCOUVER, CANADA Novarc Technologies, a Canadian-based robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications, announced today it has entered an exclusive global partnership with ABICOR BINZEL, the leading manufacturer of manual welding equipment and robotics welding torches and accessories for medium and high automation production.

As part of this exclusive partnership, Novarc is partnering with ABICOR BINZEL to market its Spool Welding Robot (“SWR”) equipped with ABICOR BINZEL’s welding torches and seam tracking sensors on a global level. Through this partnership, Novarc will have access to ABICOR BINZEL’s global sales and marketing network, consisting of 35 subsidiaries, and will have the benefit of the company’s service network to install, train and provide local support required for the SWR.

“This partnership is very exciting for Novarc as we are expanding our relationship with ABICOR BINZEL to introduce the SWR to new markets outside North America. For the first time, customers from around the world can visit demo centres to see the SWR in action. ABICOR BINZEL is an established brand known for bringing innovative high-quality welding products to the market, and we felt they were a natural fit for our technology because of their expertise in the welding industry. In addition, this collaboration is a huge advantage for our customers as they can get local service and support for their SWR units from the extensive support network ABICOR BINZEL has in place globally. We look forward to working very closely with the ABICOR BINZEL team to ensure the SWR continues to be a differentiator for every customer,” says Soroush Karimzadeh, CEO of Novarc Technologies.

“Novarc’s SWR pipe welding system is a perfect fit with our range of product offerings of robotic welding torches, seam tracking sensors and associated peripherals. SWR is a game changer, it is changing the way the industry will fabricate pipes. The opportunity to be able to offer Novarc’s SWR as part of our suite of products to our customers on a global level is very exciting.  The complete package will allow us to better serve our customers within the market segments like energy and shipyards. It perfectly falls in line with our strategy and goals to offer our customers state-of-art technology and cost saving solutions,” says Jens Schleicher, MD, ABICOR BINZEL.

Novarc’s SWR is the world’s first collaborative welding robot – a semi-automated robotic solution designed for pipe welding, small pressure vessel manufacturing and other 1G welding applications. The collaborative robot utilizes a three-axis robotic arm at the end of a long reach manipulator, which increases the dexterity and flexibility of the human operator, improving productivity on the shop floor and reducing costs for the pipe shop. The company is embracing Industry 4.0 with the upcoming software release for NovEye™, which integrates artificial intelligence and machine vision.  NovEye™ is a weld monitoring system with a camera built into the SWR robotic arm which processes each weld image and reduces the number of inputs required from operators allowing them to perform more welds in less time, while still producing better quality welds.

Novarc’s collaborative SWR is currently in operation in the US and Canada, and is expanding throughout North America, the Middle East, Europe and China. Novarc and ABICOR BINZEL will be expanding to set up local demo centres in the Middle East, Germany and China this year.  Novarc’s SWR system will also be at FABTECH Chicago at the ABICOR BINZEL booth from November 11-14, 2019 and will have the welding robot equipped with ABICOR BINZEL robotic welding products on site for demonstration. Novarc’s SWR was officially launched at FABTECH in 2017 and has quickly built a reputation for its unique form factor, advanced features for pipe welding, an operator-friendly user interface, adaptive control systems for accurate torch control, and machine learning algorithms which will continuously learn and unlock new features.


ABOUT NOVARC TECHNOLOGIES: Novarc Technologies is a Canadian-based robotics company specializing in the design and commercialization of collaborative robots for industrial applications. Novarc’s Spool Welding Robot (SWR) is the world’s first of its kind in pipe welding application. As a proven pioneer in the field, Novarc has a dedicated team of engineers and scientists eager to solve challenging industrial automation problems that improve customers’ bottom line.

Media Contact: Sean Haberer | +1 416-904-9043 M | sean@novarctech.com


ABOUT ABICOR BINZEL: ABICOR BINZEL is a German based company with more than 1,200 employees worldwide specialized in welding and cutting equipment for all metalworking industries. ABICOR BINZEL welding technology products are used all over the world. As manual welding torches or on robots, they ensure a strong and safe connection of metals in vehicles, ships, excavators, cranes, sports equipment, furniture, heating systems, etc.
The products are developed and produced in ABICOR BINZEL locations in all important industrial regions around the globe. The international sales and service network for the ABICOR BINZEL brand products consists of more than 35 own subsidiaries, more than 20 importers and countless specialist welding dealers, the product supply and service is secured all over the world.

Media Contact: Jan Hasselbaum | +49 6408 59283 | hasselbaum@binzel-abicor.com